Gulf Franklin Community Education

Welcome to Gulf/Franklin Community Education!

Whether you want to learn a new skill, aim to improve your quality of life or explore a new hobby, this is the place! Stay up to date with NEW course and program listings.  
Do you have an idea for a class or do you know someone who excels at teaching and enriching other’s lives? If so, contact 
Lara Herter below.


community education classes

due to mandatory evacuations in that area,
the Gulf/Franklin Campus in Port St. Joe will close
for evening classes today at 5:00 pm EST.

edible gardening for small spaces  Register!

Discover the joys and convenience of growing in containers! This course will explore growing Fall plants, edible and otherwise, in containers. Participants will also find ways to grow fresh herbs indoors and outdoors. Other topics will include overwintering outdoor plants and looking forward to spring! This is a hands-on and discussion-based learning course. At the conclusion of the course, participants will go home with an indoor herb garden to continue their container growing journey!
Instructor: Jeanne Schlichting

Watch for Spring 2019 Dates!

Fall coastal culture

Registration is open!  Fall Coastal Culture will be Wednesdays, September 5 – October 10.
$25 per class or $75 for all three. See page 18 in our catalog below.

spring coastal culture

Save the date! Spring Coastal Culture will be Wednesdays, January 23 – February 27.

frequently asked questions

Who can participate?
Coastal Culture is for adults. You are not required to have Florida residency.

When is it offered?
Coastal Culture is offered during the fall and spring semesters. Classes in each semester meet once a week for six consecutive Wednesdays at the Gulf /Franklin campus .

How do I register online?
Click on the Register button next to the class.

What is the cost?
The fee for participants is $75 for the six-week program, which includes three classes each Wednesday.

Where are the classes held?
Each course description includes the abbreviated classroom location.
If needed, participants will receive class location changes in the packets distributed at orientation.

Where will I get a class schedule and other information about upcoming Coastal Culture?
Individuals interested in the next Coastal Culture can visit for up to date information.

What about special needs?
Gulf Coast State College is committed to equal access/equal opportunity in its programs, activities and employment. For additional information visit or call the Accessibility Resources office at 850-747-3243. Contact us! If you would like more information, give us a call at 850-872-3823 or toll-free at 1-800-311-3685 ext. 3823. You can also visit our Web page at

A full refund is available for participants requesting by 4:00 PM five work days before the first day of class.  GCSC reserves the right to cancel courses and/or the program due to insufficient enrollment.

For questions or additional information, contact
Lara Herter, Community Education Program Developer
T 850.873.3583
M 850.217.9952

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