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GROWING TOGETHER – Have you thought about starting your own vegetable garden, but don’t know where to begin? Would you like to see how easy it is to create your own growing space, plant and maintain it? Would you like to get your whole family involved? Enjoy eating fresh & local produce without the hidden chemicals. This family gardening program is a great way to learn and practice the basics over a period of weeks while you develop your own home garden. There will be ongoing support including a site visit from a Master Gardener. This 8 hour (2 hrs x 4 session program) will combine some classroom time with lots of hands-on fun! Handouts will accompany the sessions for quick reference.
Session #1 Saturday, April 8 – Seeds & Starts – Learn to select and grow your own nutritious edibles from seed …and take home the fruits of your labour!
Session #2 Saturday, April 22 – Garden Prep Basics – Learn about plot orientation and soil preparation … and plan your best garden ever!
Session #3 Saturday, May 6 – Time to Plant – Maximizing your yield and grow healthy crops with less effort!
Session #4 Saturday, May 13 – Creative Food Growing – Sometimes the space available is not enough … use containers, vertical planting and crop rotation to plan and plant a food garden in small spaces or for additional plantings!
Registration Fee: $100 per family for all four sessions (maximum of four children and two adults)