“It’s so worth it! This really makes me want to start gardening!” Carol Hamilton
**Class is limited to 30
This workshop is designed to cover all the basics for a successful gardening season. There will be door prizes and drawings throughout the day, adding to the assortment of tools needed to start your own garden. A packet of information will be available for each workshop.
Lunch will be provided by the Lazy B Farm “chefs” using items from our own gardens.
8:45 am: Meet and Greet
9 am – 11: Square Foot Gardening
11:00 – 12:00 pm: Bugs!
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch
** the Farm Store will be open during lunch
1 – 1:45pm: Vermiculture with Stephanie Kilroe
2 – 3:00pm: Hoop Houses
** Farm Store will be open after the workshop is concluded.
To attend this workshop and gather the “tools” for your own garden, register here.
Square Foot Gardening
We’ll gather in the classroom and cover the basics of gardening, soil preparation and the technique of Square Foot Gardening. Together, we’ll construct a square foot garden, complete with plants.
I love bugs and have realized how beneficial bugs can be for our garden…if you know the good ones from the bad ones. During this class, we’ll scour the garden and find “specimens” to bring back to the classroom. We’ll identify the bugs, whether they are beneficial or not, and how to “organically” get rid of the bad ones.
Worms are a very important component of our gardening success. Stephanie Kilroe will share the benefits of composting with worms, how to start your own worm beds, and the ease of using compost tea in your garden.
You may have heard of hoop houses but what is the difference between a hoop house and a green house? What’s the benefit of a hoop house? How can I use them successfully in my yard?
We will discuss this and more in this session. Time permitting, we will construct a hoop house that will be perfect for any backyard.
“If you harvest 30 pounds of tomatoes at $2 per pound, that plant is worth $60. But it only cost $2.90 to buy the plant, a few cents for water and 15 cents for the fertilizer.” Thomas Bewick
What to Bring:
*Notebook and writing utensil if you’re the kind who likes to take notes. (There will be handouts for each workshop.)
* Boots and gardening gloves – you will be playing in the dirt.
* Extra clothes if you really like to get into your work.
* Coffee mug if you’re a coffee or tea drinker – helps us in our efforts to be good stewards of the environment
* Containers to carry home plants
* Water and snacks – there will be light breakfast items available in the morning