How to Get Four Free Garden Classes at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery

We’re giving away two free sets of Eliza’s January gardening classes! These classes are designed to turn a total beginner into someone who is comfortable designing and implementing their dream garden.

You have two opportunities to win — you get a point towards winning for liking Appalachian Feet on Facebook and another point for liking the Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery. Act quickly! The contest is over at midnight on Saturday. USE THE BELOW WIDGET TO ENTER THE CONTEST, simply “liking” the Facebook pages won’t enter you to win.

CLICK HERE to enter the contest to win these four classes!

Update: Congratulations to Carys D. & Meredith S., winners of the January class raffle! (Marsha M. was an original winner but asked us to choose again since she was unable to attend).

If you can’t see the contest widget, please let us know.

Photo Caption: Selling classes at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery Holiday Flea.

These are the four classes being given away in this contest, or you can click here to purchase the block of all 4 classes for $50.00. All the classes are from 6:15pm – 8:00pm in the upstairs room at the Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery. You can purchase dinner to eat during class! If you win a class and can’t attend that night, you may give your slot to a friend.

  • Mon Jan 6th: Gardening in the Southeast for Beginners
    Brand new to gardening or stuck with a black thumb? Perhaps you have gardened somewhere else and are stumped by South Carolina’s red clay and summer heat? Don’t worry! This class will put you on track to becoming an expert in no time. Learn how to choose a garden site & style, improve your soil, figure out how much to water & fertilize, select plants, start seeds, make compost, and more!  Price: $15.00
  • Thur Jan 9th: Organic Gardening & Permaculture
    If you’re interested in organic gardening and ecology you’ll love permaculture! It just might be the solution to all the world’s woes. Come learn how to design your property as a high-yielding, low-maintenance, sustainable system. We’ll cover the permaculture design principles, gardening techniques frequently used in permaculture, how to grow edible plants in guilds, rainwater catchment, and the best ways to create your own home ecosystem in the upstate. Price: $15.00
  • Mon Jan 13th: Designing a Sustainable Garden (Getting Ready for Spring)
    Get a head start planning next year’s garden! Everything from siting the garden, styles of gardens, bed preparation, plant placement, when to plant what, and tips for reducing your labor in the long run. Learn how to plan yields that will benefit your household, how to propagate your own plants, and where you can obtain what you need (with cost-saving advice). This course is geared toward beginner to intermediate gardeners. Price: $15.00
  • Thur Jan 16th: Selecting Seeds and Plants for the Southeast
    This class will talk about the best edible plants you can grow in this area and whether they should be purchased as seeds or transplants. We will cover annual and perennial crops that can be harvested over all four seasons. Find out which heirloom seeds do best in our climate, native plants that bear tasty produce, and delicious fruits that can double as ornamentals in the landscape. This class is intended for beginner to intermediate gardeners. Price: $15.00

Eliza Lord

I'm a Greenville, SC native (the Appalachian foothills) who wears the hats of Greenville Master Gardener & Upstate Master Naturalist. I love to write about food and sustainability.

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