Pot to Pan: Container Gardening and Food Growing with Annie Novak

In this 3-part seminar, you will learn how to turn your windowsill, patio, attic, or yard into an edible oasis.

Course description

No matter where you live, you can turn small indoor and outdoor spaces into ample gardens and stunning sources of fresh food. Join Annie Novak and take part in a three-part intensive lecture on the basics of container gardening – everything from container selection, media and plants to garden design. You will have the opportunity to create your own planting plan or improve your existing garden with simple but effective ways to grow a powerful vegetable and herb crop. You can also learn how to use today’s garden technology – including germ trays, fly farms, hydroponics and growing lights – to improve your harvest. By the end of the course, you will have a fully mapped container garden and, depending on your goals, the basics of the garden itself as well as access to the resources needed for long-term plant care.

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Curriculum overview

This purchase includes a total of three sessions, each lasting 1.5 hours on 3 consecutive Thursdays beginning June 17th.

Session 1 (Thursday, June 17, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm): Growth: Survey your site and set goals

Session 2 (Thursday, June 24, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm): Planting Plan: Mapping Containers and Plants

Session 3 (Thursday, July 1, 19:00 – 20:30): Gardening: Final touches, long-term planning and graduation

Between sessions

Students will be given short assignments (including a worksheet, plant research and mapping assignments) to help them map and / or implement their garden plans.

Educational material

In the first session, Annie walks you through the suggested materials and where to find those who are interested in designing and developing their garden during class. These materials are:

  • Container ($ 15-120)
  • Soil ($ 8-16 per bag)
  • Seeds or transplants ($ 2.50-8)

Please note that no materials are required to complete the course; while students will need materials to begin gardening over time, they may choose to simply map out their plans during the lesson.

Pricing options

If you are unable to pay the course ticket price, a limited number of free places will be available to increase student availability regardless of economic status. Please note that this option is on a first-come, first-served basis and is reserved for those who would not otherwise be able to attend this course. To learn more about our pricing approach, including non-payment options, visit our FAQ.

Atlas Obscura online courses

Our online courses provide participants with the opportunity to learn about new skills, knowledge, relationships, and perspectives through multi-session lessons designed and taught by expert instructors. Courses can take two forms: Seminars are intimate, interactive classes — for up to 9-25 students — that explore topics and craft activities through conversations, workshops, assignments, and in-class activities. We also offer a series of performances that can be viewed live or recorded, which we share within 72 hours of each performance. Classes of lecture series can be viewed with a temporary password for two weeks after the last session of the course.

To learn more about our current course offerings, please visit www.atlasobscura.com/online-courses.

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