Some Great FEB. GREEN Seminars in OMaha

Posted: February 1, 2011 in GREEN, Helping Hands Events, Table Of Contents, TRUTH / Occupy
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From: Lawse, Daniel [mailto:djlawse@mccneb.edu]
Sent: 25 January 2011 14:56
Subject: MCC Sustainability :: Urban Farming and Sustainable Landscaping
Workshops – everything from Tomatoes and Mushrooms to Lawns and Trees!

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Urban Farming and Sustainable Landscaping Workshops at MCC

Choose from these classes to learn urban farming and sustainable landscaping
practices for both your home landscape and industry practices. The Urban
Farming and Sustainable Landscaping classes will cover topics timely for the
season. Instructors include both MCC Horticulture faculty and industry
experts.

To register for MCC Urban Farming and Sustainable Landscaping classes, call:
402-457-5231

Tons of Tomatoes! February 3
Should you grow heirloom or hybrid? What is the difference between
determinate or indeterminate? This fun and informative class tackles some of
the most common questions about the tomato, America’s favorite garden treat.
The instructor is Christine Kasel, MCC Horticulture Instructor. (one
session)
Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 29, 30th & Fort St.
HOMI-054N-01 TH 06:30P-09:00P 02/03-02/03 $19

Water-Wise Lawns, February 5
Take a step beyond Kentucky bluegrass in this class. Learn about the
water-wise turfs such as fescue, rye and newer bluegrass cultivars that will
beautify your lawn and stay green regardless of drought or rain. The
instructor is Terry Haubold, Director of Maintenance and Grounds at Millard
Public Schools in Millard, Neb. (one session)
Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 29, 30th & Fort St.
HOMI-052N-01 SA 09:30A-12:00P 02/05-02/05 $19

Water-Wise Trees, February 10
This class explores low-maintenance, water-wise trees for urban and rural
use. The wide range of trees available include ornamental, shade tolerant
and indigenous trees, as well as those from other areas of the world that
are suitable to our area. The instructor is Bryan Kinghorn, Kinghorn Gardens
in Omaha, Neb. (one session)
Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 29, 30th & Fort St.
HOMI-050N-01 TH 06:30P-09:00P 02/10-02/10 $19

Fruit Tree Pruning, February 12
Now is the time to learn about proper dormant pruning techniques for fruit
trees. This hands-on seminar is just in time for pruning most fruit trees in
the home garden. The instructors are Harlan Hamernik, Wild Plums Nursery in
Clarkson, Neb., and Ed Rasmussen, The Fragrant Path in Fort Calhoun, Neb.
(one session)
Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 29, 30th & Fort St.
HOMI-049N-01 SA 09:30A-12:00P 02/12-02/12 $23
HOMI-049N-02 SA 01:30P-04:00P 02/12-02/12 $23

Container Vegetable Gardening, February 17
You do not have to have a huge lawn or acreage to grow great vegetables. If
you have a rooftop, balcony or patio, you can create a garden. This class
explores the materials and plant selections most suited for container
vegetable gardening. The instructor is Christine Kasel, MCC Horticulture
Instructor. (one session)
Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 29, 30th & Fort St.
HOMI-053N-01 TH 06:30P-09:00P 02/17-02/17 $19

Home Mushroom Cultivation, February 19
This workshop introduces you to outdoor mushroom cultivation that can be
done at home. The focus will be on production of Shiitake and Oyster
mushrooms grown on hardwood logs. The instructor is Patrick Duffy, MCC
Garden Manager. (one session)
Fort Omaha Campus, Bldg. 29, 30th & Fort St.
HOMI-055N-01 SA 09:30A-12:00P 02/19-02/19 $19

Daniel J. Lawse
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices | 402-738-4564
Metropolitan Community College (MCC) | PO Box 3777 | Omaha, NE 68103

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