Michelle Riedel is a Washington County Master Gardener and has taught gardening classes to the community for the past 20 years. In this class, Michelle with share her knowledge and experience sowing seeds outdoors in the winter.
According to Michelle, “Outside gardening doesn’t have to stop during the long winter months. Sowing seeds outdoors in the winter is easy, rewarding, and inexpensive.”
This method of growing seeds uses recyclables to make mini-greenhouses. The greenhouses are placed outside in the winter and spring months.
Because nature controls the germination of winter-sown seeds, plants are hardier than artificially forced indoor plants. Outside sowing is fun, rewarding, and takes a much more leisurely pace than inside sowing.
In addition to teaching gardening classes, Michelle is a photographer with her own business, and a writer for Northern Gardener magazine.
Materials students will need to have in-hand to fully participate:
- Good Note Taking Materials
Online Class General Information:
- Each registration is for one “device” (one computer, tablet, phone). This is to ensure we don’t have more people registered than the instructor is comfortable with having in a class. Please be respectful of this guideline and purchase multiple class spots if more than one person from your household is interested in attending.
- You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which to access the online class. Please arrive 10 minutes before class begins, to ensure your connection and device are ready when the class begins.
- Each class will be held using Zoom technology. You will receive a link and a password and information on how to log on, prior to the class. You will be able to view and ask questions during the class.
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!