Instructor: CELIA BELL


Celia has been an organic gardener since 1998. After graduating from Weber State University in 1998 with a B.S. in zoology and minors in both botany and chemistry, Celia decided that she wanted a "PhD in practical knowledge," joined a farm collective, and took on gardening leadership responsibilities. After returning home to Utah she began large scale backyard gardening, teaching gardening classes, and taking as many gardening classes as possible. Chickens were a natural part in the evolution of her urban garden, and they were integrated in spring 2004. Celia's chickens have been working hard on garden bug patrol, soil fertilizing and preparation, and egg production ever since.

What Students are Saying:

"Celia was awesome and oh so helpful! Not only did she advise and help me through issues I was having this season with my garden but taught me so much I can't wait to start planning for next year! Great class, very informative instructor!"-Madaline D.

"[Celia] was great! So professional in her presentation skills with a dash of being personable. I am a beginner gardener and thanks to her knowledge and teaching style, veggie gardening has become a new hobby for me. I highly recommend her."- BK K.

"Our teacher was fantastic! On top of the main course content, she gave us book recommendations, online resources, and companies that she had good experiences with. She shared invaluable information she gained from years of trial and error, which will save a lot of time, energy, and money. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in keeping chickens!""
-Brittany F.

CELIA BELL is currently teaching:

Class Title Semester Date(s) Program
Vegetable Gardening Basics Spring 4/03/24 - 4/27/24 Lifelong Learning
Coops de Ville: How to Raise Backyard Chickens Summer 5/14/24 - 5/28/24 Lifelong Learning
Vegetable Gardening: Extending the Harvest Summer 6/26/24 - 6/29/24 Lifelong Learning
Vegetable Propagation Spring 2/07/24 - 4/27/24 Lifelong Learning