Class Schedule (Updated November 3, 2017)

Gardening with Deana Classes – November/December 2017

**NOTE: I am now offering various classes at multiple locations, some classes require RSVP and/or a Fee with tours, hands-on and take home activities**

November 9, 10am – 12pm at Naples Botanical Garden 4820 Bayshore Drive
Naples, FL 34112 – FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium

Garden Pests, Problems, and Solutions – ($15 NBG members/ $20 NBG Non-Members / FREE NBG Volunteers) Discouraged by gardening pests and diseases? Tired of mosquito bites? Learn about natural solutions to these common gardening challenges in this informational lecture. Get yourself prepared for gardening season!

Thursday, November 9
10am – 12pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
$15 Members / $20 Non-Members
RSVP: (239) 643-7275

November 11, 2-4 pm at Food and Thought 2132 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34102 in the Thoughtful Threads Dining Area

Healthy Soil Means Healthy Plants! – (FREE) Turning sand into soil? Building raised beds? How about container gardens? In any growing situation, learn to build healthy, nutrient dense, and balanced soil the organic way! Come play in the dirt with us!

November 18, 9-11 am at Oakes Organic Farm, 7455 Sanctuary Road

Organic Farm Tour – (FREE) Come tour our 5 acre organic farm, see what we’re growing and learn how we provide fresh, healthy, and delicious food for our community. See our worm composting system, propagation area, green house, fields, and fruit trees.

Schedule: 9:00 – 9:15 arrival
9:15 – 10:15 guided tour
10:15 – 11:00 Q & A

December 2, 2-4 pm at Food and Thought 2132 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34102 in the Thoughtful Threads Dining Area

Garden Pests, Problems, & Solutions – (FREE) Are you discouraged by garden pests and diseases? Do plant leaves look brown, yellowed, or have ugly spots on them? Are you constantly battling pests like aphids, caterpillars, and snails? What about rabbits, raccoons, and birds eating your fruit? You are not alone! Come learn all about natural solutions to these common gardening challenges!

December 9, 2-4 pm at Food and Thought 2132 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34102 in the Thoughtful Threads Dining Area

Landscape Designs and Solutions – (FREE) Don’t miss our special guest, fellow plant addict, landscape design expert, horticultural professional, and owner of Greenery Wizard Landscaping Company, Beth Williams. Beth is committed to “creating gracious garden scenes and outdoor spaces that are inviting, lush, pretty, intimate, and tropical” using sustainable and environmentally responsible methods. Come learn the basics about designing your own landscape and/or choosing designers, installers, and maintenance professionals that share your values for natural and toxic free plant care.

December 13, 10am – 12 pm at Naples Botanical Garden 4820 Bayshore Drive
Naples, FL 34112 – FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium

Grow your own Herbs – ($15 NBG members/ $20 NBG Non-Members / FREE NBG Volunteers) Learn what herbs are growing this time of year, how to grow and care for them the organic way, and find out how to use them in your daily life and as companion plants in your garden. Herbs are a great addition to every garden and there is lots to learn!

Wednesday, December 13
10am – 12pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
$15 Members / $20 Non-Members
RSVP (239) 643-7275

December 16, 9-11 am at Oakes Organic Farm, 7455 Sanctuary Road

Organic Farm Tour – (FREE) Come tour our 5 acre organic farm, see what we’re growing and learn how we provide fresh, healthy, and delicious food for our community. See our worm composting system, propagation area, green house, fields, and fruit trees.

Schedule: 9:00 – 9:15 arrival
9:15 – 10:15 guided tour
10:15 – 11:00 Q & A