Community College (EPCC) Gardening Class Outreach Program

Container Gardening

Credit: Container Gardening by El Paso
Master Gardener Linda Kaip

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, and fertilizers and pesticides in this non-credit course offered on Saturday mornings. 

Class information will be posted on this page or you can check the Workforce Development and Continuing Education Class Schedule a few weeks before the start of each semester for details. For online access, you may go to and follow links from Catalog/Schedules to the current semester’s Schedules – Continuing Education link.

* Last Day to Register is Wednesday, June 6th *

Home Gardening in El Paso – Summer 2018   

The class topics and instructors scheduled are as follows: 

  • June 9                   Earth-Kind Landscaping: Environmental Stewardship – Sarah Wood
  • June 16                 Soils and Fertilizers – Rex Morris
  • June 23                 Irrigation and Composting – Bill Hodge
  • June 30                 Vegetable Gardening – Lucille Teran
  • July 7                     Integrated Pest Management/Weed Management – Mary Ann McCravey
  • July 14                   Lawn is not a Four-Letter Word – Doc Stalker
  • July 21                   Native and Adapted Plants and Trees – Jim Hastings
  • July 28                   Down to Earth with Container Gardening – Jan Petrzelka

Registration Information

Class Day of Week: Saturday                      Class Dates: June 9 – July 28
Class Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.         Course Tuition: $71.00
CRN Number: 31742                                   Course Number: PIA 477
Credit: Non-credit Course
Campus: Valle Verde (VV) Campus – Bldg. B, Rm. 102

Continuing Education students can register at any campus Registrar’s/Student Services Manager’s Office. See EPCC’s Registration page for locations and times as well as instructions on how to register online or mail in your registration. Call 831-7737 for more information.


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