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Coffee Chats: A Northern Michigan Tree Project (Livestream)— 2021-03-05 through  2021-03-05$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., March 5, 10-11 a.m. A healthy forest benefits everyone! Join Kama Ross and Maddy Baroli to learn about this citizen's project (atrep.net); a positive way to mitigate the challenges of climate change and help ensure diverse, abundant forests for years to come. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840596
Coffee Chats: The Whole Carafe (Livestream)— 2021-01-29 through  2021-04-30$99— LivestreamView Details

Fridays, Jan. 29-April 30, 10-11 a.m. For $99, you may enroll in all Coffee Chats through April 30! Coffee Chats, equally entertaining as they are informative, are virtual one-hour conversations between our staff and friends at NMC Extended Education, and our incredible community guests. These conversations highlight community non profits and partners and NMC staff and faculty. Coffee Chats begin with an upbeat interview followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose. Starting with travel, global issues, music and health--there are so many great topics to explore. Pour a cup of your favorite hot beverage, and spend an hour with us each week from the comfort of home! Only those enrolled in "The Whole Carafe" will receive a link to each recording BEFORE and AFTER each event, so if you miss it, you may watch it later. Carafe package is available for a limited time; register by Feb. 26.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721382
Composting: Reclaiming Riches (Livestream)— 2021-04-29 through  2021-04-29$39— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., April 29, 6-8 p.m. Your own trash could make you "healthy, wealthy and wise". Discover how to reclaim the riches that you throw away every day by turning them into valuable compost teeming with life. Explore several methods of home-scale composting and learn about the benefits and pitfalls of each. Understand what kind of compost to make, numerous ways to use your new riches, and resources to get you started. Taught via Zoom. Link for the class will be emailed to you the day before.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838417
Design Your Best Garden Ever (Face to Face) — 2021-04-07 through  2021-04-07$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., April 7, 6-8:30 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 116. Calling all would-be and existing gardeners, homesteaders, and master gardeners! Learn to design your own lush organic oasis of food, herbs, flowers and fruit! We'll discuss companion planting, raised beds, stacking functions, growing plants for bees, using herbs, perennials, and more. Learn to work with microbes, sunshine, animals, gravity, patterns and details in your garden design, so you can create a food-producing landscape that regenerates your soil as well as your soul. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839142
Seed Starting for Glorious Gardens (Face to Face)— 2021-03-13 through  2021-03-13$129— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 13, 1-4 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Greenhouse Rm. 119. A great garden starts with fantastic plants. Learn how to grow your own amazingly healthy plants from seed. Learn when to plant a variety of crops indoors, and when to set them out in the garden. Bring your own seeds and start them with a unique system that uses no plastic! All other supplies included. You will take home a flat of soil blocks. Recommended text (not included, available online at various book sellers) is Seed Starter's Handbook by Nancy Bubel. Get dirty now and give your garden the best start possible! This class is kid friendly and open to ages 10+ when enrolling with a parent; please register each participant. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839986
Seed Starting for Glorious Gardens (Face to Face)— 2021-03-20 through  2021-03-20$129— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 20, 1-4 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Greenhouse Rm. 119. A great garden starts with fantastic plants. Learn how to grow your own amazingly healthy plants from seed. Learn when to plant a variety of crops indoors, and when to set them out in the garden. Bring your own seeds and start them with a unique system that uses no plastic! All other supplies included. You will take home a flat of soil blocks. Recommended text (not included, available online at various book sellers) is Seed Starter's Handbook by Nancy Bubel. Get dirty now and give your garden the best start possible! This class is kid friendly and open to ages 10+ when enrolling with a parent; please register each participant. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839411
Structural Pruning for Young Trees (Face to Face)— 2021-04-26 through  2021-04-26$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., April 26, 10 a.m.-noon, Location to be announced. Discover how tree pruning improves the health, beauty and function of your trees. You will learn a variety of pruning techniques in order to achieve several different outcomes. Whether you want to increase light, reduce deadfall, or enhance your view; certified arborist, Bo Burke, provides demonstrations so you can learn what it takes to make safe and effective cuts and reduce mistakes. The location for this class will be sent to registered students a couple of days before class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838449
You Need Chickens in Your Life! (Livestream)— 2021-05-06 through  2021-05-06$39— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., May 6, 6-8 p.m. This crash course explains the many benefits of raising your own chickens, like fresh eggs each morning, insect control, and great compost! Learn to raise chicks, build pens and runs, choose feeds, integrate the flock with your garden and guard against predators. If you have a garden, this class will help you connect your food-growing with your chicken flock to make a holistic, abundant backyard ecosystem. We'll talk about typical problems, troublesome behaviors, and ways to keep peace in the hen house. We'll discuss raising chickens for meat in mobile "chicken tractors" too. Taught via Zoom; a link will be emailed to you the day before the class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838313
Your Garden Is an Ecosystem (Livestream)— 2021-04-14 through  2021-04-14$39— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 14, 6-7 p.m. Let's make 2021 the year of the gardens! This course is for all, whether you are a brand new gardener or interested in immersing yourself in your beds in a new way. Learn to think of your garden as an ecosystem- what weeds can tell you, how animals can boost food production, and how microbes run the whole show. Discuss managing nutrients, creating soils that hold water, and connecting the pieces to make a garden that nourishes your body, your soul, and even your community. Bring your garden ideas and get some feedback on how to get your ecosystem started! Taught via Zoom. Link for the class will be emailed to you the day before.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838554
Coffee Chats: The Whole Carafe (Livestream)— 2021-01-29 through  2021-04-30$99— LivestreamView Details

Fridays, Jan. 29-April 30, 10-11 a.m. For $99, you may enroll in all Coffee Chats through April 30! Coffee Chats, equally entertaining as they are informative, are virtual one-hour conversations between our staff and friends at NMC Extended Education, and our incredible community guests. These conversations highlight community non profits and partners and NMC staff and faculty. Coffee Chats begin with an upbeat interview followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose. Starting with travel, global issues, music and health--there are so many great topics to explore. Pour a cup of your favorite hot beverage, and spend an hour with us each week from the comfort of home! Only those enrolled in "The Whole Carafe" will receive a link to each recording BEFORE and AFTER each event, so if you miss it, you may watch it later. Carafe package is available for a limited time; register by Feb. 26.

  • Seats available: Approximately 38. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402721382
Coffee Chats: A Northern Michigan Tree Project (Livestream)— 2021-03-05 through  2021-03-05$15— LivestreamView Details

Fri., March 5, 10-11 a.m. A healthy forest benefits everyone! Join Kama Ross and Maddy Baroli to learn about this citizen's project (atrep.net); a positive way to mitigate the challenges of climate change and help ensure diverse, abundant forests for years to come. This Coffee Chat begins with an upbeat interview of the speaker followed by a live zoom session to continue the conversation. You are invited to participate during the live Q and A portion if you choose.

  • Seats available: Approximately 98. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402840596
Seed Starting for Glorious Gardens (Face to Face)— 2021-03-13 through  2021-03-13$129— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 13, 1-4 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Greenhouse Rm. 119. A great garden starts with fantastic plants. Learn how to grow your own amazingly healthy plants from seed. Learn when to plant a variety of crops indoors, and when to set them out in the garden. Bring your own seeds and start them with a unique system that uses no plastic! All other supplies included. You will take home a flat of soil blocks. Recommended text (not included, available online at various book sellers) is Seed Starter's Handbook by Nancy Bubel. Get dirty now and give your garden the best start possible! This class is kid friendly and open to ages 10+ when enrolling with a parent; please register each participant. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839986
Seed Starting for Glorious Gardens (Face to Face)— 2021-03-20 through  2021-03-20$129— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 20, 1-4 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Greenhouse Rm. 119. A great garden starts with fantastic plants. Learn how to grow your own amazingly healthy plants from seed. Learn when to plant a variety of crops indoors, and when to set them out in the garden. Bring your own seeds and start them with a unique system that uses no plastic! All other supplies included. You will take home a flat of soil blocks. Recommended text (not included, available online at various book sellers) is Seed Starter's Handbook by Nancy Bubel. Get dirty now and give your garden the best start possible! This class is kid friendly and open to ages 10+ when enrolling with a parent; please register each participant. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839411
Design Your Best Garden Ever (Face to Face) — 2021-04-07 through  2021-04-07$49— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., April 7, 6-8:30 p.m., Health and Science Bldg. Rm. 116. Calling all would-be and existing gardeners, homesteaders, and master gardeners! Learn to design your own lush organic oasis of food, herbs, flowers and fruit! We'll discuss companion planting, raised beds, stacking functions, growing plants for bees, using herbs, perennials, and more. Learn to work with microbes, sunshine, animals, gravity, patterns and details in your garden design, so you can create a food-producing landscape that regenerates your soil as well as your soul. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402839142
Your Garden Is an Ecosystem (Livestream)— 2021-04-14 through  2021-04-14$39— LivestreamView Details

Wed., April 14, 6-7 p.m. Let's make 2021 the year of the gardens! This course is for all, whether you are a brand new gardener or interested in immersing yourself in your beds in a new way. Learn to think of your garden as an ecosystem- what weeds can tell you, how animals can boost food production, and how microbes run the whole show. Discuss managing nutrients, creating soils that hold water, and connecting the pieces to make a garden that nourishes your body, your soul, and even your community. Bring your garden ideas and get some feedback on how to get your ecosystem started! Taught via Zoom. Link for the class will be emailed to you the day before.

  • Seats available: Approximately 19. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838554
Structural Pruning for Young Trees (Face to Face)— 2021-04-26 through  2021-04-26$49— Face to FaceView Details

Mon., April 26, 10 a.m.-noon, Location to be announced. Discover how tree pruning improves the health, beauty and function of your trees. You will learn a variety of pruning techniques in order to achieve several different outcomes. Whether you want to increase light, reduce deadfall, or enhance your view; certified arborist, Bo Burke, provides demonstrations so you can learn what it takes to make safe and effective cuts and reduce mistakes. The location for this class will be sent to registered students a couple of days before class. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838449
Composting: Reclaiming Riches (Livestream)— 2021-04-29 through  2021-04-29$39— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., April 29, 6-8 p.m. Your own trash could make you "healthy, wealthy and wise". Discover how to reclaim the riches that you throw away every day by turning them into valuable compost teeming with life. Explore several methods of home-scale composting and learn about the benefits and pitfalls of each. Understand what kind of compost to make, numerous ways to use your new riches, and resources to get you started. Taught via Zoom. Link for the class will be emailed to you the day before.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838417
You Need Chickens in Your Life! (Livestream)— 2021-05-06 through  2021-05-06$39— LivestreamView Details

Thurs., May 6, 6-8 p.m. This crash course explains the many benefits of raising your own chickens, like fresh eggs each morning, insect control, and great compost! Learn to raise chicks, build pens and runs, choose feeds, integrate the flock with your garden and guard against predators. If you have a garden, this class will help you connect your food-growing with your chicken flock to make a holistic, abundant backyard ecosystem. We'll talk about typical problems, troublesome behaviors, and ways to keep peace in the hen house. We'll discuss raising chickens for meat in mobile "chicken tractors" too. Taught via Zoom; a link will be emailed to you the day before the class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838313