Learn about beekeeping, growing your own food during Summer in the Country

The Laura & Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University’s Summer in the Country will offer instruction on gardening and beekeeping.

The classes, at Case Western Reserve’s Squire Valleevue Farm, 37521 Fairmount Blvd., in Hunting Valley, are Saturdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. The sessions are June 1-22 for inexperienced gardeners, and June 29-July 20 for those with a little more seasoning.

Chris Bond, the University Farm’s horticulturalist, will teach both beginning and advanced “Grow Your Food” courses. Bond, a certified permaculture designer and Ohio certified nursery technician, is among the campus crew that manages and operates the 389-acre University Farm, which supplies fresh produce year round to the campus kitchens as part of the university’s sustainability efforts.

Beginning and advanced beekeeping, taught by Richard Manley, beekeeper and apiary inspector for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, also will be offered during the gardening classes.

“We asked people what they wanted,” said Brian Amkraut, director of the Laura & Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program. “They wanted to know more about sustainability.”

Also offered will be the popular nature, birding, art and writing classes.

To learn more about the extensive offerings, registration deadlines and course fees when applicable, visit www.case.edu/lifelonglearning/ or call 216.368.2090.