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Gardening Classes

In-person and online gardening classes with Angela Judd of Growing in the Garden for you or your organization.

Are you looking for gardening classes for yourself?

Trying to figure out how to start a garden can be overwhelming. You ask yourself questions like “What do I do first?”, “How will I know what to plant?”, and “If I put time and money into a garden, will it be worth it?” Let me help you get started and take away some of the uncertainty of how to start gardening.

On the other hand, you may have been gardening for a while and found that you have a basic understanding of gardening principles, but you’re looking for more in-depth information. You may be looking for ways to make your garden more productive. The gardening classes I teach may be what you need to take your garden to the next level.

In-person and online gardening classes with Angela Judd of Growing in the Garden for you or your organization.

I offer monthly online gardening classes in “Growing in the Garden Academy” through Patreon

“Growing in the Garden Academy” includes a monthly live online gardening class where we cover seasonal topics. I also share what I’m planting, fertilizing, harvesting, and starting indoors (the “Low Desert To-Do List” for my garden) twice a month.

When you join “Growing in the Garden Academy” you gain access to recordings of all past classes.

Past topics include: Fall Gardening, Fall Crop Specifics, Garden Troubleshooting, Spring Garden Timeline, Companion Planting & Crop Rotation, Composting & In-Bed Vermicomposting, Soil Health & Fertilizing, Summer Gardening, Perennial Vegetables for Hot Climates, Seed Starting Basics (Indoors & Out), Monsoon Gardening, and Pest & Beneficial Insect Identification.

Each month, there is a new class with topics chosen by current members of GITG Academy.

I teach in-person classes frequently throughout the Phoenix Area

In-person and online gardening classes with Angela Judd of Growing in the Garden for you or your organization.

I offer in-person classes regularly throughout the Phoenix Valley. If you sign up for my monthly newsletter, I first announce my upcoming classes there. In-person gardening classes are always a lot of fun. I love answering questions and want to ensure everyone learns something. We often learn from one another during class.

Upcoming In-Person Gardening Classes (open to the public)

Composting & In-Bed Vermicomposting (September 6, 2023) – Hosted by The City of Chandler

Seed Saving (September 23, 2023) – Hosted by Chandler Public Library (registration coming soon)

Are you looking for gardening classes for your organization?

I’m passionate about helping others learn how to garden. Teaching gardening classes is one of my favorite ways to do just that. Whether taught in-person or virtually through “LIVE” online classes, everyone learns together in a fun, relaxed setting.

Gardening Classes offered by Growing in the Garden

In-person and online gardening classes with Angela Judd of Growing in the Garden for you or your organization.

“I reached out to Angela Judd about teaching gardening classes for the Mesa Public Library after hearing a glowing review of her expertise from another staff member. We set up two classes – Fall Gardening in Arizona and Composting and In-Bed Vermicomposting Basics – to present to the community on two separate nights within a two-week timeframe. The night for Fall Gardening in Arizona was amazing! The library saw a full house of eager gardeners of all levels; wanting tips, tricks, and overall information on how to plant a successful garden in the fall. Angela’s presentation was abundant in advice, covering anything and everything a gardener of any caliber would need. The following week, when she presented her Composting and In-Bed Vermicomposting Basics class, the library again saw a large community of gardeners who were either currently composting and/or vermicomposting or wanting to begin and did not know how to start. Once more, the wealth of knowledge that shined through in Angela’s presentation was seen. With such high praises and a wonderful reception, I can’t wait to have her back at Mesa Public Library for even more classes!”

Mesa Public Library

In-person gardening classes in the Phoenix valley

In-person and online gardening classes with Angela Judd of Growing in the Garden for you or your organization.
Angela Judd teaches classes at Arizona Worm Farm

Online group gardening classes are available

Online group classes are an excellent option if you don’t live in the Phoenix metropolitan area but would still like gardening classes. The classes are easy to arrange on your platform, or I can set up a class for you using CrowdCast. Live, virtual classes allow everyone to ask questions and participate in real time.

Growing in the Garden Academy and online gardening classes with Angela Judd of Growing in the Garden

“I reached out to Angela to teach our employees a live, virtual class on composting. Angela was responsive and willing to work with me on how I wanted the class to be done. She did a fantastic job teaching our employees about composting. She had a great deck that she put together, and was happy to answer any questions our employees had.

We recently had Angela back for another live, virtual class teaching us about container gardening and again, she was fantastic! The class was extremely informative, well thought out, and again she was happy to answer all the various questions from our employees. It’s amazing how much she knows about all things gardening! I truly cannot recommend Angela enough; she is a wonderful teacher, great to work with, and we can’t wait to partner with her again in the future!

Program Manager, Employee Engagement & Community

I’m also available for media appearances

Is there a topic you would like your audience to learn more about? I’m happy to answer questions and discuss seasonal topics and current gardening trends.

In-studio televised gardening presentation with Arizona Midday
In-studio televised gardening presentation with Arizona Midday
Gardening in Arizona television segment with Arizona Midday
“Gardening in Arizona” television segment with Arizona Midday
Fall Gardening in Arizona television segment with Arizona Midday
“Fall Gardening in Arizona” television segment with Arizona Midday

Gayle Ganster

Thursday 9th of February 2023

Good morning. I am from San Diego but love your gardens and use so much of your expertise in my gardening. I am wondering if you ever have an open house of your garden? I would drive over for one and would really like to see in person your beautiful place. Thanks!

Angela Judd

Thursday 9th of February 2023

That's kind of you to say you would make the drive. I have offered tours in the past and may again in the future. Sign up for my newsletter I announce them there first.


Saturday 4th of February 2023

I believe you used to do private classes and/or personal garden guidance at individual homes are you still offering that?

Angela Judd

Monday 6th of February 2023

Not at the moment.

Aiden Paige

Tuesday 24th of January 2023

Have four new garden beds set up and the next chore is to make soil to fill them. They are two 4X8 and two 3X6 each 12” deep. Lots of soil to make using the Square Foot Gardening method which I used successfully many years ago. I thought I might add several inches of straw or alfalfa from the feed store in the bottom of the beds before I add soil, partially to save a bit of money and partially to add nitrogen. Would you recommend or am I making a mistake with this idea?

Angela Judd

Thursday 26th of January 2023

Hi Aiden; generally, I recommend at least 12" of soil. So if your beds are 12" deep, I would fill them up with soil. If you had deeper beds, you could layer with cardboard and use mulch, straw, or alfalfa (which will need to break down before it is useful) If you do use straw/alfalfa, you may get some sprouts - be prepared to pull those out.


Monday 31st of October 2022

Hi, I missed your recent Red Mountain Library class. I live in the west valley and would love to attend another class if one is scheduled wherever it might be. Thanks, Lorie Bowlin Friedmann

Angela Judd

Monday 7th of November 2022

Hi. I have classes scheduled for January 26th for "Spring Gardening in Arizona" and March 30 for "Summer Gardening in Arizona" at the Mesa Public Library. I also teach a monthly live online gardening class through Patreon called Growing in the Garden Academy. You can attend the class live or watch it later, and as a member, you have access to all of the past hour-long classes (there are 14 so far). Learn more about GITG Academy here:

Sheila Mei

Saturday 17th of September 2022

Can you send me your list of classes available in Scottsdale or Phoenix Tempe Mesa area please

Pamela Fair

Saturday 15th of October 2022

@Angela Judd, With the rain storm here in Mesa I couldn't find out if you were proceeding with your class. It really rain,stormed hard here. Water really rose. Do you consult? I really need a pair of expert eyes to look at what I want to do and advise. I live in Sunland Village at Broadway and Greenfield. I will pay?! Thank you. Pamela Fair

Angela Judd

Monday 19th of September 2022

Hi most classes have all spots filled, but here is a link to one at the Red Mountain Library in October, registration is not required: