Citizen Gardener Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I bring my child to class with me?
Background: We cover a lot of material in class and the curriculum is not geared toward keeping children interested. We like children to be involved in gardening, but our experience is they become a distraction to other students, which isn’t fair to everyone.
Policy: We will take up to 3 children age 8 to 11, limit 1 child per adult, per class no charge. First come first serve order. Children 12 and up are considered students and should sign up as a student.
Q: How big do the classrooms you teach in need to be?
A: The Citizen Gardener classes are outdoors, not in classrooms. Most all of our time is spent building, planting, moving soil, mulching, laughing, etc.
Q: Can I get a refund?
A: No. Your registration fee is for your spot in class. If something comes up and you can’t make it, the materials still had to be paid for and we still held up our end of the transaction by teaching class. Sorry if this sounds harsh, but keep this in mind before you reserve your spot!
Q: Do I need to register beforehand? Can I just show up the morning of the class?
A: Registration for class is needed for several reasons: 1) information about class is emailed out a few days before class, 2) there usually isn’t enough time or people to register people and start class on time, and 3) the teachers would generally rather not handle class money. If you decide to show up to class without registering beforehand, it is possible there will not be room in the class.
Q: When are you going to have a class in XXXX?
Q: Will you come to XXXX and have a class?