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!

 

Location Key: BC=Berkeley Campus; MC=Thornley Campus (formerly Main Campus); MP=Mount Pleasant Campus; OS=Offsite; PC=Palmer Campus

Days of the Week Key: M=Monday; Tu=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; Th=Thursday; F=Friday; Sa=Saturday; Su=Sunday

Design a Moon Garden

These special gardens incorporate white flowers and silvery foliage to create a glow in the evening hours. Create a cool, relaxing environment for quiet contemplation at the end of your day.
XHRT-545 8291 Design a Moon Garden Oct. 20 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $49 MP

 

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English Cottage Gardens

Cottage gardens have an informal design, use traditional materials, 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.
XHRT-538 8268 English Cottage Gardens Sept. 8 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $49 BC


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Fall Containers and Window Gardens

Discover planting methods and design techniques for growing beautiful container gardens and window boxes. Keep your plants healthy, happy and free from pests with an understanding of proper watering and fertilization for these small-space gardens.
XHRT-511 8290 Fall Containers and Window Gardens Sept. 22 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $49 MC


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Glass Terrariums

This is the ultimate small space garden! Design your own miniature world and learn how to keep it happy and healthy.
XHRT-544 8267 Glass Terrariums Nov. 17 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $49 MC 

 

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Hypertufa Succulent Planters

Create a planter that perfectly suits your succulent garden’s unique personality.
XHRT-546 8296 Hypertufa Succulent Planters Oct. 6 Sa 9 a.m.-noon $49 MC

 

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Lowcountry Landscaping Basics

Even if you’ve been gardening for years, gardening in the Lowcountry is different. Avoid making expensive mistakes by learning about the soil and climate, recommended plants and shrubs, growing seasons, planting techniques, warm-season grasses, and a variety of other landscaping topics that help your yard thrive.
XHRT-540 8227 Lowcountry Landscaping Basics Sept. 22 Sa 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $49 BC
XHRT-540 8228 Lowcountry Landscaping Basics Sept. 26 W 6:30-9:30 p.m. $49 PC

 

 


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Outdoor Pursuits: Outdoor Survival Basics

This course is perfect for hikers, backpackers and anyone heading for the great outdoors. Instructor Thomas Cousins teaches outdoor excursion planning and preparation; how to obtain water and food in the wild; bushcraft; firecraft; basic rules of survival and survival gear; outdoor cookery; finding direction; wilderness first aid; and hurricane and emergency preparations.
XFOR-501 8240 Outdoor Pursuits: Outdoor Survival Basics Oct. 27 Sa 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $55 MC

  


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Understanding Home Irrigation Systems

Automatic sprinklers are supposed to save you time and money. But if they are not working properly, you end up wasting both. Learn to evaluate the needs of your property, how to program your system, repair heads, and what fancy new features are available.
XHRT-541 8230 Understanding Home Irrigation Systems Oct. 9 Tu 6-8:30 p.m. $49 MC

 

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