TMCC EPIC Summer 2022 Course Guide

Register 24/7 at EPIC.tmcc.edu 10 Home and Garden • Languages and Cultures • Languages in the Workplace Gardening NEW! W ine Grape Growing Discover how to cultivate your own outdoor vineyard oasis. Get to know the many grape varietals and their needs, explore popular vineyard and trellis designs and receive expert guidance as you learn the most optimal way to set up your space and begin construction. Explore the fundamentals of planting, training and pruning your vines and find out how to protect your crop from weeds, pests, diseases and drought conditions. Discuss soil analysis, municipal regulations and agricultural sustainability as you delve into growing this luscious fruit. 5/7-6/18 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Russell TMCC Meadowood Center 320 $109 Gardening Is for the Birds Become a backyard birdwatcher by creating an environment that brings these feathered friends to you. Find out which plants attract birds, both migratory and resident species who seek food and shelter. As you learn how to successfully grow these plants, you will also learn to identify some of our most common visitors. Delve into bird habitats and their diets and the best plants to support birds’ wellbeing. 5/7 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Adams TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $49 High Desert Plant Selection When shopping for plants, your choices can seem overwhelming with so many wonderful varieties out there. Save yourself time, money and frustration by learning which ones will thrive in your yard. Become comfortable with the more common plants generally seen growing in our area and how to select the best plants at a nursery or retail outlet. Delve into ornamental plants, including annuals, perennials, vines, shrubs and trees. Bring your gardening questions. 5/21 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Adams TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $49 View our high desert gardening video at bit.ly/EPICgardening. Organic Gardening Implementing natural gardening methods can be rewarding, productive and save you money. Gain tips from a master gardener on growing and maintaining quality plants and vegetables, while decreasing water use and increasing your plant production. Find out how to limit the amount of chemicals you use as well as how to attract beneficial insects to your yard. 6/11 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Adams TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $49 “I learned a lot of tips of how to improve my gardening skills.” – Cindy A., Gardening student Low Water Gardening Water is a precious and expensive resource. Instead of letting your yard wither and die, try a xeriscape or low water garden and enjoy a more attractive alternative to an all-gravel or sagebrush garden. Save time on maintenance by using plants that are naturally adapted to dry climates and our mountainous environment. Become familiar with the wide range of plant textures and colors. You’ll find this class beneficial whether you are starting from scratch, redoing your landscaping or seeking to enhance your existing garden with native and native-like plants. 8/27 S 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Adams TMCC Meadowood Center 315 $49 Languages and Cultures For international cuisine classes, please see Food and Beverage on page 7. T raditions of the Great Basin Tribes Experience the rich culture and traditions of the Washo, Northern and Southern Paiute and Western Shoshone tribes. Learn about the history and territory of each Great Basin tribe. Discuss the similarities between each people’s way of life, spirituality and arts, as well as how those customs have influenced the Great Basin through the years. Take part in hands-on demonstrations of tribal artisanry including baskets, cradleboards, weaponry and more. Delve into the meanings of traditional and modern dance styles from each group, then end the class by watching an Eagle Dance. 5/20 F 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Rupert TMCC Meadowood Center 116 $59 American Sign Language Explore a unique way to nonverbally communicate with others. ASL is a beautiful and expressive language used by the American Deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Learn the alphabet, numbers, common phrases and questions, and how to structure sentences. Put your new knowledge to use by attending a sign language gathering of Nevada’s Deaf community members and students. 6/15-7/20 W 6 - 8 p.m. Doyle TMCC Meadowood Center $139 View our video on American Sign Language at bit.ly/EPIC-ASL. EPIC financially supports itself through its class enrollments, not tax dollars. So, if a class doesn’t have enough registrations several days prior to its start date, it will be cancelled. Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to take that interesting class only to find that it’s not being offered. Visit EPIC.tmcc.edu and click on “Register Now” or call 829-9010. REGISTER TODAY!

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