Program Overview

Gardening Continuing Education Courses

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Edible Landscaping

This edible landscaping class, taught by Bountiful Backyards of Durham, develops your gardening skills or takes them to the next level. Students study permaculture, basic soil science, composting and fertility, organic vegetable gardens, garden design, fruit trees, stormwater management, and much more. Students build a simple framework to create or improve beautiful and productive gardens at home and in the community.
24 hours, $150 (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.)


The class will also meet on two Saturdays, from 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. at 1809 Angier Avenue, Durham, NC 27703 for a hands-on project.

CSP-4000CL Landscapes You Can Eat!

Join Durham's Bountiful Backyards for an in-depth look at how YOU can grow abundant, delicious, and beautiful gardens on both the home and neighborhood scales! Learn fundamental natural gardening techniques for producing food, medicine, tea, and beauty by creating ideal gardening conditions at minimal cost. This course covers basic forest ecology; building soil; composting; growing vegetables, fruits, and edible mushrooms; basic garden design; and all the how-tos for the intensive production of useful crops on a small scale. Students gain hands-on experience and develop knowledge and practical skills alongside their peers. The course also includes local field trips on two Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.) 24 hours.
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CSP-EDLS Edible Landscaping

This edible landscaping class, taught by Bountiful Backyards of Durham, develops your gardening skills or takes them to the next level. Students study permaculture, basic soil science, composting and fertility, organic vegetable gardens, garden design, fruit trees, stormwater management, and much more. Students build a simple framework to create or improve beautiful and productive gardens at home and in the community. The class will also meet on two Saturdays, from 9 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., at 1809 Angier Avenue, Durham, NC 27703 for hands-on project. (Because this course is self-supporting, no tuition waivers or exemptions are allowed.)
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
This course has already started or is not being offered this term.