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Advanced Gardening Certification Course: 201 Series

This gardening course is focused on advanced and innovative ways to grow in urban settings. Participants must have taken DPR's Gardening 101 and received their certificate or have prior knowledge of gardening basics.

Typical Schedule (May change year to year):

  • Gardening with Mammals
  • Intro to Permaculture
  • Vertical Gardening
  • Intro to Urban Beekeeping
  • Mushroom Growing
  • Growing and Brewing Hops
  • Food Preservation 101
  • Intro to Aquaponics
  • Teaching Gardening to Children
  • Medicinal and Edible Herbs Plant Walk

Visit our Registration Portal to sign up for DPR programs

To learn more please reach out DPR's Community Garden Specialists:
[email protected] - (202) 262-2138

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Want to Receive Monthly Updates for DPR Programs?
DPR's Urban Garden Division partners with the DUG Network to do a semi-monthly (twice a month around the 1st and 15th) newsletter that highlights all DPR programs and registration openings along with other urban Ag, food security and environmental programs, workshops, job openings, grants, tips, etc, in greater DC. To view past newsletters or to sign up for future newsletters please visit this link or email [email protected]

The DUG Network website also has a searchable database of over 500 organizations working in DC in urban Ag, food security, and environmental programs along with many other resources.