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  • Donut Make you Wonder: Green Gardening with a Backyard Farm - Apr 17 - NEW!

    Donut Make You Wonder?     Wednesdays, 10-11:30 am Join us at Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive N, Crystal, for coffee, discussion and, you guessed it, donuts. A $2 fee is payable at the door, but you must sign up in advance by calling 763-504-6990. This series is a cooperative effort of the cities of Brooklyn Center, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale and Robbinsdale Area Schools Community Education.Green gardening with a Backyard farmDid you know that, according to a 2006 study, gardening could lower risk of dementia by 36 percent? Come join us to learn more about how this perennial pastime can improve your physical health and mental health. Joan James has been a backyard farmer since she was a little girl. She enjoys the art of raising vegetables and specializes in the growing of heirloom tomatoes. Joan is excited to share her knowledge of succession and high density planting with you.  Register by April 12.
  • Laundry Camp with Patric Richardson

    Everyone is talking! Patric Richardson is being called Minnesota's 'Laundry Evangelist' and becoming a household name! Come relax, and have fun learning with Patric Richardson, laundry guru from Mona Williams. He has had national TV appearances with the Nightly News and "Inside Edition". There have been articles about him in the Wall Street Journal and Star Tribune plus a local spot on Kare 11. Enjoy his vivid storytelling and Southern drawl as you learn things you thought you always knew but really didn't. You'll be shocked at what you will learn about laundry in 90-minutes. Patric will reveal his secrets in stages and then give out tips of the trade. Sort, wash and care for your clothes with confidence. Wash the unwashable and care for textiles and clothes at home plus more and all the while having fun. Learn how to save money and toss those chemicals. You will never look at laundry the same way again!Bring a notebook or notepad, and writing utensil, to take notes.  “Patrick was wonderful. I learned so much in such a small amount of time and I’ll be able to share that knowledge with friends and family. Amazing class!” - Participant, Fall 2018
  • New Vegetable Growing Techniques and Varieties NEW!

    New varieties and techniques give gardeners an opportunity to grow tomatoes, peppers, cukes and herbs with limited light and space. We will focus on varieties that do best in containers and small garden beds to bring the freshest and tastiest to the kitchen table. We will review soils and techniques that work to maximize production for your efforts.
  • Power Tools for Women II

    You wanted to grow your skills - now we’ve got the class for you to do it! Continue the learning and woodworking fun in this sequel to Power Tools I. We will be making an end table with bookshelf underneath. Prerequisite: Power Tools I or permission of instructor. Students must transport project home the first night and back the second evening.  Note: Long hair must be tied back and no loose clothing for safety reasons. Bring safety goggles, a tape measure and pencil to class.
  • Preparing for Natural and Other Disasters NEW!

    It seems that we see a new disaster somewhere in the world on a weekly basis. In order to prepare, we will discuss storage of food and other items, “shelter in place” versus “evacuation”, information available on government and other websites, skills that are important during disaster situations, medical/first aid items, priority items, preparation items to keep in the car, 72 hour kits and sources for prepared, long-term foods, tools and related items. From an avalanche to zombies, after this class you will be prepared for anything.
  • Winter Pruning and Spring Yard Chores NEW!

    Winter is a great time to pinpoint yard and garden areas that need attention. In this class we will review and demonstrate pruning techniques; consider soil needs and how to improve soils in gardens, yards and containers; discuss preparing a new garden space; and how to handle weed issues. Finally we will consider use of a compost bin or structure to recycle yard and garden waste.