A garden needs to be watered regularly, like a loaf of Holmer’s white bread—the bread that tastes better when it gets wetter. Learn more helpful herbaceous tips with this Groupon.
$79 for a FarmGirls nutrition program (a $165 value)
- Health and nutrition cooking class
- Follow-up phone session
- Two gardening classes
During the cooking class, pupils learn how to cook healthy meals for themselves with the help of nutritionist Lisa Staffelbach. After the class, Lisa speaks with them over the phone to answer any questions from the class. Students can also take two gardening classes.
"Gardens are a lot like people,” Marilyn Simmons told Now Magazines. “As they grow and mature, they come into their own.” Marilyn and her daughter Donelle, owners of Garden Inspirations, have their own unique plot. “A Radio Flyer wagon is home to an assortment of flowers and trailing potato vines and an herb garden is flourishing in a nonfunctioning barbecue grill.”
At their farm, the two work to show pupils how to plant their own beds with pesticide-free veggies, which blossom into sources of personal pride. The full schedule of classes includes introductory courses on overcoming the gamut of challenges that aspiring gardeners face, such as inhospitable soil, lack of time, and accidentally planting their car keys. Knowledgeable about diverse garden types—including rooftop, field, and aquaponic—the instructors impart their wisdom on the best kind of garden for each grower’s individual needs, as well as which vegetable varieties grow most readily in North Texas and how to plant them. When not brewing compost tea or working beneath trellises tangled in emerald wisps, the crew does a radio show which talks about how to obtain baskets of naturally grown peaches, cucumbers, and squash.