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Garden Carpentry Certification Course

This course will teach participants basic carpentry and garden design skills. It will featrure instruction on proper technique for the use of hand and power tools as well as an introduction to how to how to design and build a basic garden installation.

Typical Schedule (May change year to year):

  • Beginning Carpentry Skills (Safety, Tools and Materials)
  • Advanced Carpentry Skills: Design
  • Advanced Carpentry Skills: Build
  • Home Depot Tour
  • Spoon Carving
  • Building Pallet Park Benches

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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