City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation Community Gardening Classes

For more information, contact Sarah Mullin at 812-349-3704 or e-mail mullins@bloomington.in.gov. Register for the following classes online at bloomington.in.gov/parks/community-gardening or visit the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Office located within City Hall at 401. West Morton St. Ste. 250

The Garden That Never Ends

Planning a three-season garden before spring will help you make the most out of your garden this year. Plant multiple crops in the same beds, increase the variety of crops you grow, and really maximize your harvest. Instructor: Steven Stewart

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Date: Wednesday, January 30th

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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

Register by: January 29th

Age: For ages, 18 yrs. and up.

Cost: $17/ in-city, $19/ non-city


Seed Starting Basics

Explore seed starting for the home or community garden and learn about scheduling, varietal selection, lighting options, soil mixes, plant care and everything you need to know to start your garden. Instructor: Rachel Beyer, Purdue Extension, Mavourneen Farm

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Date: Wednesday, February 6th

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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

Register by: February 5th

Age: For ages, 18 yrs. and up.

Cost: $15/ in-city, $17/ non-city


Backyard Composting Basics

Discover all the benefits of composting and explore appropriate options for your backyard setup and lifestyle. We’ll discuss different home compost systems, explore types of compostable items, and troubleshoot any composting challenges. Instructor: Randi Cox, founder of Green Camino Compost

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Date: Monday, March 18th

Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.

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

Register by: 9:00am on March 18th

Age: For ages, 18 yrs. and up.

Cost: $15/ in-city, $17/ non-city


Gardening Success with Less Work

Come learn techniques from soil health experts that will save you time and energy in the garden and help build the foundation for a garden that thrives. We will talk about the benefits of mulching, incorporating cover crops into your rotation, plant spacing, reducing soil disturbance, and building your soil microbiology. Instructors: Cara Bergschneider and Devin Brow

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Date: Tuesday, April 9th

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Willie Streeter Community Gardens, 2125 S Highland Ave, Bloomington, IN 47401

Register by: April 8th

Age: For ages, 18 yrs. and up.

Cost: $17/ in-city, $19/ non-city