2012 Class Archive

Small Garden Tool Sharpening Workshop

January 14, 2012
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
NRI Atrium
700 1st Ave S
Fargo ND 58103

Learn how to sharpen and care for your small garden tools. Sharpening supplies will be provided, so bring your own tools for hands-on sharpening. Get your tools ready for the new season of gardening. Please wear old clothes!!
Cost is $15 for members; $25 for non-members

 

Natural Dye Workshop

January 21, 2012
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
NRI Atrium
700 1st Ave S
Fargo ND 58103

Using plant dyes, participants will dye and over-dye yarns to create 1-oz skeins of red, yellow, blue, orange, green, and purple yarn to take home. Learn about dyeing and growing dyestuffs in your garden. Yarn and dyes will be provided. Please wear old clothes! Workshop is limited to 10 participants, so please register early.
***THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL, WE CAN PLACE YOU ON A WAITING LIST IN CASE OF A CANCELLATION***
Cost is $25 for members; $35 for non-members

 

Bulb Forcing Workshop

February 4, 2012
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
NRI Atrium
700 1st Ave S
Fargo ND 58103

Who wouldn't love to brighten winter with the first blooms of spring? Learn to fool Mother Nature by forcing bulbs indoors. Pot up tulips, paperwhites, crocus and more to take home. Bulbs, containers, and potting soil will be provided. Please bring garden/rubber gloves. Workshop is limited to 15 participants.
***THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL, WE CAN PLACE YOU ON A WAITING LIST IN CASE OF A CANCELLATION***
Cost is $25 for members; $35 for non-members

 

Houseplant Propagation Workshop

March 24, 2012
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
NRI Atrium
700 1st Ave S
Fargo ND 58103

Propagating houseplants is a rewarding experience when you have a leaf cutting sprout or a stem take root. Many houseplants can be propagated by simple methods. Learn what technique works best for different plants, then try your hand at propagation and take some plants home to share with friends and neighbors.
Cost is $15 for members; $25 for non-members

 

Hypertufa Container Workshop

April 14, 2012
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
NPBGS Greenhouse
1201 28th Ave N
Fargo ND 58102

Make one or two containers to take home for outdoor garden plants. Learn about the care and use of hypertufa containers. Bring a plastic bucket for mixing and two containers for the molds (inner and outer), such as an ice cream pail for the inner mold and a large plastic bowl for the outer shape. There must be at least a 2-inch thickness between the outer and inner molds. For a second planter, bring another set of molds. Class is limited to 12 people.
Cost is $30 for members; $40 for non-members
***THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL, WE CAN PLACE YOU ON A WAITING LIST IN CASE OF A CANCELLATION***

  

Starting Seeds With Kids

April 28, 2012
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
NPBGS Greenhouse
1201 28th Ave N
Fargo ND 58102

Introduce children to a life-long hobby of gardening by starting seeds in containers that they will take home. They will enjoy watching these plants sprout and grow for the season.
Free to ages 5 and up with adult 

 

Concrete Birdbaths & Stepping Stones Workshop

June 9, 2012
9:00 a.m.-11:00a.m.
NPBGS Greenhouse
1201 28th Ave N
Fargo ND 58102

Construct birdbaths and stepping stones from concrete for something exciting to add to your garden setting. Birdbaths will be made using bowl imprints of rhubarb and/or hosta leaves. Leaves will be available at the workshop or bring your own for a personal touch. Fees include all materials. Please bring rubber/latex gloves to protect your hands. Workshop is limited to 15 participants.
***THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL, WE CAN PLACE YOU ON A WAITING LIST IN CASE OF A CANCELLATION***
Cost is $25 for members; $35 for non-members
 


Watercolors in the Butterfly Garden with Sandra Miles

July 14th, 2012
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
NPBGS Greenhouse
1201 28th Ave N
Fargo ND 58102

Come capture the beauty of nature in the summer garden as you paint colorful butterflies or blooming flowers with watercolor artist Sandra Miles! This beginners watercolor workshop will be for adults and children of 8 years of age and older. All painting supplies will be provided for your artistic adventure.
Cost is $15 for members; $25 for non-members (Free for ages 8-17 with paying adult)

 

Birds, Butterflies, Beetles and Bugs for Kids and Adults

August 4, 2012
9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
NPBGS Greenhouse
1201 28th Ave N
Fargo ND 58102

Children will enjoy an outdoor scavenger hunt as everyone learns more about these essential creatures and what attracts them to our gardens. Kids should have an adult chaperone to assist in the understanding of these elements in nature. Make it a family outing for learning!
Free to all ages
 

 

Herb Harvest Workshop

August 25, 2012
Session 1
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Session 2
12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
NPBGS Greenhouse
1201 28th Ave N
Fargo ND 58102

Participants will learn to harvest and have fun preserving and taste testing herbs! We will explore methods for drying and freezing herbs as well as make herb vinegar, pesto and herb butter that each participant will take home. All supplies are included. Workshop is limited to 15 participants per session. Please Note: Session 2 will be added only if the morning workshop is full. NOTE: Pre-payment is required for this class.
***THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL, WE CAN PLACE YOU ON A WAITING LIST IN CASE OF A CANCELLATION***
Cost is $30 for members; $40 for non-members

 

Ivy Topiary Workshop

September 8, 2012
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
NPBGS Greenhouse
1201 28th Ave N
Fargo ND 58102

Create an ivy topiary using pre-made ball shaped wire forms. You will also learn how to make your own wire forms and how to prune and care for your topiary plants. Each participant will take home two ivy topiaries. Workshop is limited to 10 participants.
Cost is $30 for members; $40 for non-members

 

Healthy, Happy Orchids Workshop

October 6, 2012
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
NRI Atrium
700 1st Ave S
Fargo ND 58103

Learn how to care for that lovely orchid plant that you couldn't resist at the supermarket! Cultural requirements, including feeding, watering and lighting needs will be discussed. Watch a repotting demonstration and learn some interesting orchids facts.
Cost is $15 for members; $25 for non-members

 

Holiday Greenery Workshop

November 10, 2012   (PLEASE NOTE: This worskshop has been changed to November 10th)
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
NRI Atrium
700 1st Ave S
Fargo ND 58103

Get decorated for the holidays! Create a fresh spruce top container, plus learn tips on making and embellishing natural swags or garlands for your outdoor holiday decor. Spruce tops, greenery boughs, basic container pots, cones, ribbons and wire will be provided. Please bring pruning sheers if you have them and extra boughs, embellishments or special containers if desired for a personal flair. Workshop is limited to 12 participants.
Cost is $30 for members; $40 for non-members
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