Join us for all 6 Garden Skill Shares when you choose this registration option.
March 12: Planning your Organic Garden - Planting season is right around the corner. Do you have a good garden plan? On Farm Educator Allyson Rosemore will be discussing how to plan for a successful garden this season. Consider planning aspects like your planting area, your time investment, your budget, planting schedules, and choosing the right plants. Save time, money, and energy when you think ahead. Dress for the weather and for getting dirty. Please bring water and gardening gloves
March 26: Seed Starting - Get a head start on your garden and enjoy your harvest sooner by starting your seeds indoors. On Farm Educators Randy and Jessie will lead this Skill Share session discussing tips, tools and techniques for starting garden seeds indoors. Dress for weather and for getting dirty. Please bring water and gardening gloves.
April 2: Composting - Reclaim your kitchen and yard waste! On Farm Educators Randy and Jessie will lead this Skill Share dedicated to revealing the virtues of compost, and dispelling myths about the process. Discuss composting methods and techniques, share experiences and discover the many benefits of capturing yard and kitchen waste to nourish your garden soil as compost! Dress for weather and for getting dirty. Please bring water and gardening gloves.
April 16th: Weed and Pest Management - Maintain your garden without toxic pesticides and chemicals that harm people, pets, and the environment. If your garden is troubled by pests, this Skill Share is for you! On Farm Educator Allyson Rosemore shares techniques to help you maintain your garden more naturally, with beneficial predators, pest-repelling plants and weed-discouraging practices. Dress for weather and for getting dirty. Please bring water and gardening gloves.
April 30: Strawbale Gardening - *Please note this Skill Share takes place at the North Campus Garden, by the Lodge. Short on gardening space? Not sure of your soil quality? Straw bale gardening might be the solution! On Farm Educators Randy and Jessie will lead this Skill Share focused on using bales of straw to grow your vegetable plants. Straw bale gardening uses ordinary bales of straw as the growing medium, and can be used for growing vegetables, herbs, flowers and ornamentals! Straw is affordable, biodegradable and even provides additional nutrients to your plants as it breaks down throughout the growing season. Dress for weather and for getting dirty. Please bring water and gardening gloves.
May 7: Cultivating your Relationship with your Garden - When we think of gardening, we might think of planting seeds or harvesting our produce first. A lot of gardening is what happens in between. In this session of our Spring Garden Skill Share Series, On Farm Educator and farmer of Owl's Roost Farm, Allyson Rosemore (they/them), discusses practical tips for garden maintenance as well as how to be in relationship with your garden by noticing what it's telling you and responding thoughtfully. Dress for weather and for getting dirty. Please bring water and gardening gloves.