Wine and Agriculture Noncredit (AGN)
AGN-820 0 Units Basic Gardening3 hours lecture; 3 hours total
This course is a unique opportunity to take classes in the Upper Valley Campus garden, the educational hub for farm to table cuisine for Napa Valley Cooking School. Adults will work together to maintain and expand the gardens. Through lecture and hands-on experiential learning, students will explore the fundamentals of small-scale agriculture, ranging from conventional to organic gardening. The course will cover a basic to intermediate level of gardening and introduce topics such as: plant recognition, seasonal planting for area, soil management, pest control, pollinators, basic planting and harvesting, chicken care, and composting. No previous experience in the natural sciences, horticulture, ecology, landscape design, farming, gardening or other subject area is required.