school garden

Wednesday, August 16 from 4-6pm. Location TBD.

While the dog days of summer can be taxing on lawns and gardens, August is an important time to take stock of what’s working, what to refresh, and where pruning is required for next season. This class meets at the home of a participant. We’ll walk through all parts of the yard and discuss specific recommendations and general maintenance ideas. Course Code: G230-S23. Cost: $65.

Note: This class will meet offsite in the yard of a participant. Please reach out to the instructor if you’d like to volunteer your space.


Instructor Jeff Klein has been gardening, baking, and perfecting homemaking for more than 15 years. Curiously, Jeff’s first cooking and baking jobs were at McMurdo Research Station in Antarctica, where he once jumped into the subfreezing ocean on a dare. In addition to Community Education, Jeff has been a science teacher and tutor in both middle and high school. An accomplished gardener and scholar of all things green, Jeff studied environmental science at Brown University and earned an MS in Forest Ecology and Natural Resources from Cornell University. He now runs a carbon-neutral garden design and maintenance business for homeowners.