This session will cover how to companion your plants for a healthier garden. It is not about looking for that perfect plant, or the widest spaces.
Part 1. Soil, Water, Food
Learn basic permaculture principles
Create Living soil rich in microorganisms which support plant health
Understand the best ways to top dress, make worm castings and composting 101
Understand our valley soil, necessary mineral amendments and zone areas...
Join Landon as she helps you create your very vermicomposter, a box of red wriggler worms that eat up compost and give worm castings that are great for the garden.
Thinking of building a Greenhouse – learn more of the pros and cons
Part 2. Starting Your Seeds- Hot Crops
Planning your vegetable garden for maximum yield and efficiency.
Where to get seeds and what to note about their performance. This will cover GMO, Heritage, Organic, etc. Learn about types of seeds and how they will reward you...
IT'S GONNA BE SPICEY!
Special guests Ryan Steffler and Kate Bonner are coming to Groundswell Community Gardens and Greenhouse for a fermented fun workshop...
You will make the best jar of sauerkraut you’ve ever tasted and you’ll get to take it home with you.
You’ll explore and learn more about the nutritional value of fermented foods and find new ways the whole family will enjoy them.
Part 3. Transplanting and Ongoing Care
Review your finalized garden plan for appropriate plant placement Design a Transplant system that works for you – you will actually be transplanting plants in the greenhouse.
Determine when you will put your own transplants in your garden...
This workshop will include a dandelion walk and then time in the kitchen to make some healthy goodness to take home: buds for a dandelion stir fry, salad dressing to add to your new greens, a spring tonic/cleanser, and a dandelion root tincture.
In this workshop you will learn about and build beautiful planters that flower all season long.
Fresh herbs add so much flavor and nutrition to your meals.
You will learn about the nutrition, flavors and uses of over 15 herbs.
You will build your own attractive herb pot for your patio or balcony...