Home Depot offers free workshops
by CHRISTY ARMSTRONG, Banner Staff Writer
May 12, 2013 | 1114 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
THE HOME DEPOT in Cleveland will host its monthy “Do-It-Herself” workshop in partnership with blogger Kasey Trenum of “Time 2 Save Time 2 Give” on Thursday. May’s workshop for women will focus on how to plant and maintain a container garden with succulent plants.  Banner photo, CHRISTY ARMSTRONG
THE HOME DEPOT in Cleveland will host its monthy “Do-It-Herself” workshop in partnership with blogger Kasey Trenum of “Time 2 Save Time 2 Give” on Thursday. May’s workshop for women will focus on how to plant and maintain a container garden with succulent plants. Banner photo, CHRISTY ARMSTRONG
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The Home Depot, a home improvement store in Cleveland, will be hosting the latest installment of its monthly “Do-It-Herself” workshops for women at 6:30 Thursday night.

The May workshop will focus on teaching participants how to make a container garden as part of a project inspired by one found on Pinterest, a website featuring many do-it-yourself projects compiled from other sites.

Participants will learn how to choose succulents — plants like aloe vera and cacti that store water and do not require much maintenance — and create and maintain container gardens made with them. The workshop will be taught by store staff and Kasey Trenum, who runs a blog called “Time 2 Save, Time 2 Give.”

“Do-It-Herself” workshops are designed for women and have, as of late, been focusing on teaching popular projects from Pinterest. Past workshops have focused on projects related to things like wallpaper and flooring.

Phill Watson, who coordinates the workshops at the Cleveland Home Depot, explained the monthly women’s workshops are just one type of workshop the store has been offering.

“We have a workshop of some sort every weekend,” Watson said. “A lot of people don’t realize we do that.” 

The store also hosts a monthly workshop for children on the first Saturday of each month in addition to weekly workshops open to all adults — not just women.

Watson said the workshops offer the store a good chance to share new ideas with customers and, at the same time, learn about their customers’ interests.

He added that, as a store employee, he is “constantly learning” new things from customers who talk about the home improvement projects they have done.

He said he is excited about the upcoming workshops that are scheduled to take place at the store.

“I would be overjoyed if everyone in Cleveland showed up,” Watson said with a laugh.

The free women’s and children’s workshops must be signed up for in advance.

To find out more information about or sign up for workshops, visit http://workshops.homedepot.com or call 472-2644.