Early registration – $50 per person
After March 1st – $60 per person
**There is a class limit of 30
Please contact Cyndi@thelazybfarm.com to register for this workshop or call 770-289-2301
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 for starting 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.
7:45 am: Meet and Greet
8am – 10: Square Foot Gardening
10:15 – 12:00 pm: Herbs
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch Guest Speaker – Salina from Remedy (herbal shop) in Athens
1 – 2:45: Beneficial Insects Guest Speaker – Amanda Tedrow
3 – 5:00: Hoop Houses
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.
Herbs are such versatile plants, although most people only use them for culinary purposes. We’ll discuss the best way to grow herbs, how to incorporate them into your landscape, and the herbs that grow well here in the Southeast. As a class, we’ll harvest herbs from the farm and learn how to preserve them for future use. We ill also discuss the more “unconventional” uses for herbs like teas and tinctures.
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.
Our guest speaker will be Amanda Tedrow who has just completed her Master’s degree in Entomology – bugs!
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.
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
If you’d like to attend this workshop, please contact Cyndi@thelazybfarm.com to register or call 770-289-2301