Classes and Education

Available to our Clients

North Kent Connect partners with local businesses and organizations to bring Clients a series of free, educational, and hands-on classes. The classes focus on a variety of different topics, and due to the COVID-19 restrictions, are shared through online videos at this time.

Qualified Clients of North Kent Connect can earn V.I.P. Program credit for attending classes.

Current Classes

Community Garden

We have a limited number of garden packs available for NKC clients to take and plant in their yards. This program requires an 18-week commitment to earn up to $20 credit per month (to be used at the North Kent Connect Farm Stand).

NKC will plant a garden on site, and clients will have the opportunity to earn credit by signing up for one-hour shifts to volunteer in the garden, if unable to grow one at home. Participants will receive a 5’ x 3’ Garden Pack and one
Garden Notebook.

In-person and virtual classes will be held from June through September. Once per month we will host in-person classes to talk about what is currently growing in the garden, share tips on how to increase plant productivity, and answer any questions. We will also have local farmers and producers attend and share information. Program participants will have the opportunity to view all available gardening videos through our website client portal.

For more information, call Catherine Landers at (616) 866-3478, or email catherine.landers@nkconnect.org.

Get ready to garden! #LetsGrowTogether