Enjoy this fun, lively, outdoor class on how to grow your own bountiful home food garden in the Charlotte region in an environmentally friendly way, without dangerous chemicals. This informal six-session class will focus primarily on spring vegetables, along with flowers, herbs and selected fruit crops for the Carolina Piedmont. Hands-on classes in the garden teach you how to improve your soil, successfully transplant seedlings and sow seeds, manage your garden, harvest for top quality, make good compost and create a garden plan and calendar. The overall approach is ecological, but the class will incorporate elements of organic gardening as well. The objective is practical information you can use successfully in your own garden whatever approach you choose. Dress for gardening. Good things to bring to class: gardening gloves and water to drink.