Easy Gardening, Done Dirt-Cheap

  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Cottonwood Public Library
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: Visit
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Community

Has the dreary winter landscape got you thinking about Spring? The Cottonwood Public Library invites you to join novice and seasoned gardeners getting together to talk GREEN! Have you ever wanted to garden here in the high-desert but didn’t know where to start? Do you need to save money on your food bill? Are you looking for an inexpensive rewarding hobby? For need or for pleasure, this class outlines how anyone can garden and do it practically for free by starting small and creating sustainable systems that do most of the work for you. Learn how to do a little work year-round at your own pace, with delicious rewards. After making small investments of money and time you could be eating healthier, organic food from your very own yard. Topics to be discussed include beneficial bugs, compost, GMOs, herbs, heirloom seeds, livestock, mulch, organic vs. chemical, plants, seed banks, soil, trees, water conservation, weeds, worms, xeriscape, zombie foods and more. Also to be covered will be gardening techniques including aquaponics, bio-intensive, container, hugelkultur, hydroponics, perennial, permaculture, raised-bed, square-foot, vertical, and year-round gardening. Local resources for gardeners and where to get the things you need for free or very little cost will also be discussed. The class is led by Deborah Crincoli, who teaches gardening to kids at Yavapai College’s summer program. “After over two decades gardening in the Verde Valley, I count many more successes than failures these days, but I never stop trying new things!” Crincoli says. She received her B.A. in Education locally at Yavapai College and Northern Arizona University and loves to create, hike, camp, and of course, grow. This free class will take place on Saturday, January 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Library Meeting Room B. The library is located at 100 S 6th St in Cottonwood.