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Looking for Activities at Home? Join DPR’s Online Gardening Classes for Free

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If you are trying to stay indoors as much as you can in order to avoid the risk of coronavirus exposure, it is likely that you are on a constant quest for activities that would keep you busy. The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has an idea for you. And it’s free!

The DPR moved its Urban Grower Course online. The six-week program teaches people all the basics of gardening “from building a home garden to cooking and preserving your harvest.”

The classes will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from March 24, 11:00 a.m. through April 30, 1:00 p.m. There are a total of 12 classes, each of which takes two hours.

“Now more than ever people are understanding the importance of growing our own food. That’s why during this time of social distancing the D.C. Parks and Rec (DPR) Urban Grower Course has been converted into an all online webinar course called the DPR Urban Grower Webinar Course,” the event brief says.

The organizers note that every class will be recorded and made available for streaming afterwards so that participants who miss the scheduled time can catch up with others. However, attending the webinars gives you the advantage of asking questions and taking part in discussions.

In order to sign up for the DPR Urban Grower Webinar Course, you are required to register here. You can contact Joshua.singer@dc.gov for further questions.

The schedule is as follows:

March 24 – Building a Garden
March 26 – Vegetable Planting and Maintenance
March 31 – Garden Calendar
April 2 – Starting Seeds and Propagating at Home
April 7 – Container Gardening
April 9 – Garden Pest, Diseases, and Weeds
April 14 – Critter Proofing, Season Extension, and Garden Carpentry
April 16 – Urban Composting
April 21 – Urban Fruit trees
April 23 – Food Justice 101: National/International Issues
April 28 – Food Justice 201: Local Issues
April 30 – Harvesting, Cooking, and Preserving

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