Soil is what fuels your garden. It's what feeds your plants from the roots up, and creates healthy and delicious fruits and vegetables. The key to creating healthy soil is compost. Whether you are an avid gardener trying to incorporate organic methods into your veggie beds or new to the whole garden scene, this workshop will help you understand the science behind making compost.
Have you been an avid gardener for years, but are still looking for ways to be more self reliant? Have you been wanting to find ways to free yourself and your garden from seed scarcity? Or, are you just tired of growing a variety of vegetables that produces beautifully one year but the next year is a bust?
In this workshop you will learn the basics of harvesting and saving your home grown seeds. We will cover a variety of ways to extract seeds, methods to store seeds, and the proper timing to do it all.
Salt Lake City is an excellent place to grow your veggies, but most people don’t use their garden to its fullest potential. Come learn about four seasons of possibilities at this exciting gardening workshop.
Are you ready for the summer drought? Now is the time to get your garden’s irrigation system ready for summer! This workshop will provide instruction on how to install and maintain a drip irrigation system for your garden. Registration Required.
Trickle or Drip Irrigation [online image] photo courtesy of USDA ERS
Have you ever looked at your garden weeds and thought, some of these weeds have got to be edible? Or wondered what local vegetation is edible? Join Wasatch Community Gardens and forager extraordinaire Danny Potts in the garden, for a lesson in local foraging of leafy greens and pot greens.
One of the central principles of Forest Gardening is to plant in guilds, combinations of plants that mutually benefit one another. Plants display outward measurable characteristics, such as nitrogen fixing, insect attraction and mulch production. By identifying and combining these qualities, we can mimic natural plant communities.
Spend an afternoon with instructors Dr. Ty Harrison, Ecology Professor Emeritus Westminster and Vaughn Lovejoy, Community Orchard Coordinator TreeUtah at the Tree Utah EcoGarden Orchard.
We will be exploring the 15 plant guilds we have planted over the last five years. We will share our experiences we have learned from them and would love to hear about yours.
Rainwater collection that is used for gardening purposes is finally legal in Salt Lake. So we can finally have our Rainwater Harvesting workshop again! Join Wasatch Community Gardens and urban homesteader Jonathon Krausert, at Tree Utah's Eco Garden for a lesson on what it takes to build a functional rainwater collections system in your own backyard.