Pete Churgel

Pete Churgel

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Teaches: The Art of the Wisteria, LH-026 Pruning

Gardening was always a passion and grew to include bonsai and Japanese gardens. While a Master Gardener I enjoyed passing on my knowledge helping others solve their gardening problems. Finding out about the Aesthetic Pruning program, I went to check it out, and was thoroughly hooked! I took all the Aesthetic Pruning classes, then helped Michael Alliger train his ’hands-on’ group and assisted the LH 26 Pruning class.

Encouraged to get involved at the school and teach, I developed a class about a subject I loved and ‘The Art of the Wisteria’ was born. I eventually took over the LH 26 Pruning Class from Michael. I am a Certified Arborist, I’ve earned the Aesthetic Pruning Award and I’m active in the Merritt College Pruning Club. I enjoy taking hikes and bike rides with my wife.

FacStaff Category: Part-Time Instructors.