From Soil to Sky: A Gardening Series for Beginners (FULL SERIES)

close up of seedlings in pots with gardening

Various Saturdays*, February 19 through September 10, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

New to gardening? Learn it all from Reiman Gardens expert staff – from the basics of plant and soil science to simple and accessible gardening techniques, planning a garden for beauty and biodiversity, vegetable and ornamental gardening, selecting lawn alternatives, working with tropical plants, trees, houseplants, and more! Meets various Saturdays* and includes lecture-style presentations as well as hands-on workshops.  Register for the full series to receive high-quality gardening tools, seeds, plant starts, and containers at no additional cost thanks to granted funds from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust (a $250 value).

Preregistration with prepayment for the full series is required by Sunday, February 13. Limited to 20 participants age 13 and up. 

Sign up for individual classes, or register for the series to receive a discount, the full set of tools and materials, and a gardening certificate from Reiman Gardens.
$150 Members, ISU Students (or $15 for individual classes)
$200 General Public (or $20 for individual classes)

February 19: Basic Plant Science & Garden Planning
February 26: Basic Soil Science & Intro to Sustainability
March 12: Seed Sourcing, Starting, and TOOLS!
March 19: Basic & Accessible Gardening Methods
April 2: Vegetable Gardening
April 23: Bulbs
May 21: Herbaceous Plants, Woody Plants, and Trees
June 18: Tropical Plants & Container Gardening
July 16: Seasonal Garden Upkeep & Watering
August 13: Seed Saving/Dividing & Cutting/Drying Flowers
August 20: Attractive Lawn Alternatives
September 10: Pollinator Gardening and Native Planting


Registration full.