Home gardeners can learn directly from Master Gardeners through the El Paso Community College (EPCC) Continuing Education Program. Master Gardeners share their expertise in topics such as soil improvement, turf grass, vegetable gardening, native and adapted plants, xeriscaping, herb and container gardening, fertilizers, and pesticides in this non-credit course offered on Saturday mornings.
While many courses converted to online classes this semester, we are pleased to offer this one in person with face-to-face instruction. Read more below about how we how we will comply with with CDC and EPCC health guidelines.
Below is the class schedule for our most recent Home Gardening in El Paso class. Check back in late December or early January 2021 to learn about our Spring 2021 EPCC class.
- Soils and Fertilizers – Rex Morris
- Propagation – Art Corral
- Vegetable Gardening – Beverly Clark
- Integrated Pest Management/Weed Management – Mary Ann McCravey
- Lawn is NOT a Four-Letter Word – Doc Stalker
- Native and Adapted Plants and Trees – Clarisa Gilliland
- Down to Earth with Container Gardening – Jan Petrzelka
- Landscaping in El Paso – Chia Ling Hsu
Class Title: Home Gardening in El Paso
- CRN: 15417
- Course Number: PIA-811
- Location: Valle Verde (VV) Campus, Bldg. B, Rm 150
- Dates: Sept. 26 – Nov. 14
- Time: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Non-credit course
- Tuition: $71
New Procedures to Comply with CDC and EPCC Guidelines
- Teachers and students will be provided with a list of these required procedures to facilitate their enforcement.
- Students will be asked to not come to class if they do not feel well or are experiencing any symptoms.
- Teachers’ and students’ temperatures will be taken at the door each day of class by the instructor of record.
- Teachers and students will be required to wear masks.
- Students will be required to sit in such a way as to ensure the recommended social distancing.
- Sanitizers will be available for students to clean their hands when they arrive and before they leave.
- Sanitizers will be available for students to wipe down their desks before they leave.
- Subject-appropriate materials brought to class by the teachers will be sanitized before class and after any student handles them, so the next student to handle the materials can do so safely.
- At class end, the instructor of record will sanitize the computer and any tables used for class.