Outdoor Living

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Explore our fresh selection of outdoor living courses designed with you in mind.

We offer a sundry of gardening and sustainability classes delivered by experts in their areas. You can also explore other areas of personal enrichment such as self-defense and backpacking. Check back regularly to see the most current selection of course offerings!

Backyard Birding

Want to attract wild birds to your backyard habitat? Learn various techniques for bird identification and how you can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society.


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Beekeeping

Save ten percent when you sign up for both beekeeping courses.

 

Beekeeping Introduction: Join Jim Strohm, Journeyman Beekeeper in the SC State Master Beekeeper Program and study the basics of beekeeping including anatomy, stings, hive resources and equipment, common pests and diseases, and beekeeping as a business.

   

Beekeeping: Hands-on Hives Experience: In this interactive hive experience, suit up and visit an on-site colony to learn how to smoke the hive, locate the various features of an active hive, observe brood stages and how bees store their food. See website for clothing requirements.

 

 


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Container Gardens and Window Boxes

Discover the basic recipe for container planting as well as design elements, proper care for your plants including watering and fertilization, and troubleshoot for pests and other problems. Keep your plants healthy in small spaces.


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English Cottage Gardens

Cottage gardens have an informal design, use traditional materials and dense plantings, and incorporate a mix of ornamental and edible plants. Learn the secrets for designing and maintaining a cottage style garden in the Lowcountry.


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Healthier Living: Essential Oils

Essential oils are natural plant extracts used in food preparation, beauty and personal care, aromatherapy, and to address specific health concerns. Make custom oil blends in class and take home an essential oils guide book.


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Lowcountry Landscaping for Newcomers

Avoid expensive mistakes by learning about the Lowcountry’s soil and climate, recommended plants and shrubs, growing seasons, planting techniques, warm-season grasses, and other landscaping topics to help you succeed.


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Outdoor Pursuits: Fishing Basics

Get ready for the season. Learn about game fishing equipment, bait, licenses, boating regulations and safety, as well as fish identification and knot tying.


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Outdoor Pursuits: Outdoor Survival Basics

Learn outdoor excursion planning and preparation; obtaining water and food in the wild; bushcraft; firecraft; basic rules of survival and survival gear; outdoor cookery; finding direction; wilderness first aid; and emergency preparations.


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Sacred Space Gardens

Explore ways to design and create your own sacred space container garden by learning the principles of Zen and the Native American Indian medicine wheel.  Develop a plant list and learn how to incorporate physical elements.

 

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Secrets of Turf Care in the Lowcountry

Learn the pros and cons of various warm-season grasses and how to determine the best variety to plant in your yard. Landscape pro Matthew Campbell discusses all things turf care – from planting, fertilizing, watering, mowing, and more.

 

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Understanding Home Irrigation Systems

 Landscape pro Matthew Campbell discusses how to evaluate the specific irrigation needs of your property, how to program your system, repair damaged heads, and advise you on the new smart irrigation systems.

 

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Xeriscapes – Water Wise Gardens

Design your garden to reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water.  Learn which plants are best and how to accent plantings with rocks, driftwood, and other elements. Create a small xeriscape garden to take home. 

 

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