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Adult Opportunities

Starting 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 garden and equip gardeners with the knowledge needed to successfully grow vegetables at home. By the end of the course, you’ll know what you need to do to plant and care for your new edible garden.

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

  • choose the right spot for your new garden,
  • prepare the space so it’s ready for planting,
  • choose the best time of year to start your vegetable garden,
  • choose easy-to-grow plants that are best suited for your space, skills, and tastes,
  • care for your 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, owner, Vivant Gardens

Age: 16 and older


Kasey Eaves, owner, Vivant Gardens

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 education@mortonarb.org to your address book. You will receive an email from this address with the link to join class.
  • Automatically generated captions will be available.


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