Adult Opportunities

Start Your Vegetable Garden (online)

Supplement your diet with fresh edibles grown in your home garden

Content Detail

Throughout this three-week online course, Kasey Eaves, owner of Vivant Gardening Services, will teach new gardeners how to start their own vegetable gardens and equip gardeners with the knowledge needed to successfully grow vegetables at home. By the end of the course, participants will know what to do to plant and care for an edible garden.

In this interactive online course, participants will learn how to:

  • choose the right spot for a new garden,
  • prepare the space so it’s ready for planting,
  • choose the best time of year to start a vegetable garden,
  • choose easy-to-grow plants that are best suited for their space, skills, and tastes,
  • care for plants throughout the year, and
  • identify and solve common problems such as those caused by pests, over- or underwatering, lighting, and soil issues.

Open to new gardeners, wannabe gardeners, and seasoned green thumbs alike, this overview of the home kitchen garden will leave you excited for summer’s bounty and ready to plant!

This program takes place on Zoom. Sessions will be recorded.

Instructor: Kasey Eaves, horticulturist, Vivant Gardens, Inc.

Age: 16 and older

Course number: H069


Kasey Eaves, horticulturist, Vivant Gardens, Inc.

Kasey Bersett Eaves started growing edibles and her treasured sunflowers at age two on her family’s farm property in southern Illinois. Now, as owner of Vivant Gardening Services, she spends her days making gardening approachable to area residents, restaurants, schools, and more. She encourages using edibles, natives, and pollinator plants, even in a city’s unusual spaces. Eaves loves finding creative and easily maintained growing solutions for city dwellers.

What to Know

This program will take place using Zoom. A link will be provided to registrants by email. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time.

Please add to your address book. You will receive an email from this address with the link to join class.

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Program Schedule

This program includes the following three meeting times.

Thursday, March 7, 2024, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 14, 2024, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.



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