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 have converted to online classes, we are pleased to offer this one in person with face-to-face instruction. Read more below about how we will comply with CDC and EPCC health guidelines.
Course Title: Home Gardening in El Paso
Course Number and Section: PIA 477/CEN: 32629
Location: Valle Verde Campus, Room B150
Dates: June 12 – July 31
Days and Time: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Schedule of Classes:
June 12 Earth-Kind Landscaping: Environmental Stewardship – Enrique Perez
June 19 Soils and Fertilizers – Rex Morris
June 26 Propagation – Art Corral
July 3 Vegetable Gardening – Marianela Milner
July 10 Native and Adapted Plants and Trees – Clarisa Gilliland
July 17 Lawn in NOT a Four-Letter Word – Doc Stalker
July 24 Integrated Pest Management/Weed Management – Mary Ann McCravey
July 31 Down to Earth with Container Gardening – Jan Petrzelka
Registration forms can be found on page 53 in the EPCC Summer 2021 Continuing Education Schedule, or you can use this online EPCC registration form that can be completed and printed for submitting to EPCC.
Continuing Education students can register at any campus shown on page 51 of the Continuing Education Schedule, however, you are encouraged to register at the Administrative Services Building B (ASC B), 9050 Viscount. Students can also register by mail. Call 915-831-7721 for more information.
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.