City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation Community Gardening Classes

For more information, contact Robin Kitowski at 812-349-3704 or e-mail kitowskir@bloomington.in.gov. Register for the following classes online at bloomington.in.gov/parks or visit the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Office located within City Hall at 401. West Morton St. Ste. 250 Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods and Hilltop Gardens. Instructor: Steven Stewart

Vegetable Garden Planning

The first step to take in any garden venture is planning for your best success. Learn how to maximize available space for the highest yields with garden design, trellising, and mulching techniques. Participants will learn what vegetable plants best thrive in central Indiana, how to give them what they need to grow through organic practices, and learn what materials and tools will be useful along the way. This class is geared to the beginner and intermediate gardener working in a small space, but practices can be applied in a garden of any size.

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Date: Saturday, February 3rd

Time: 1-3pm

Location: Hilltop Gardens, 2367 E. 10th St. Bloomington

Register by: February 1st

Age: For ages, 18 yrs. and up.

Cost: $20/ in-city, $22/ non-city


Container Gardening-No Space? No Problem!

Container gardens are ideal for those working with limited outdoor spaces like balconies, patches of sunlight in your yard, hanging baskets, or even a driveway or window sill. The instructor will provide suggestions for the best vegetables, flowers and herbs that grow best in containers, and cover steps from choosing your pots and soil mix to watering to harvesting your container’s bounty. There will be in-class demonstrations of planting in containers.

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Date: Saturday, March 24th

Time: 1-3pm

Location: Hilltop Gardens, 2367 E. 10th St. Bloomington

Register by: March 22nd

Age: For ages, 18 yrs. and up.

Cost: $20/ in-city, $22/ non-city


Let’s Plant a Spring Garden Together!

Ready to plant a garden, but not sure how to get started? This practical, hands-on class, held at Willie Streeter Community Gardens, will demonstrate some of the ways to plant a 10’ x 10’ garden plot. Learn techniques for getting the most from a small garden with flowers, vegetables and herbs. Participants will receive several sample schemes for planting 100ft.2 area and learn how to work with transplanting and direct seeding methods, how and when to water, and tips for thwarting weeds and pests. Bring your gloves and outdoor garden gear this spring and let’s plant a garden together! The rain date for this class is Friday, April 27th; participants will be notified if use of rain date is necessary.

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Date: Wednesday, April 18th

Time: 6-8pm

Location: Willie Streeter Community Gardens, 2125 S. Highland Ave. Bloomington

Register by: April 16th

Age: For ages, 18 yrs. and up.

Cost: $20/ in-city, $22/ non-city