2023 Foundations in Organic Vegetable Gardening: A 6-Part Series in Growing Your Own Food


Would you like to have a swoon-worthy garden but just don't know where to start? The six sessions included in this extended course have been designed to provide you with all the organic gardening fundamentals you need and are being offered a great bundled price. You'll get the best of the basics in these classes including a background on organic philosophy and principles, building great soil, knowing what to plant (and when, where and how!), fertilizing, site planning/garden design, and much more. Plus, you'll get Q&A time with our expert instructors to discuss your personal gardening questions and needs.

Please be aware that not all the classes are the same length; specific details are below.  Five of the six sessions are on Wednesday evenings, and the final class (3 hours in length) is on a Saturday afternoon.  

The six sessions are:

 Session # 1

Origins and Overview of Organic Gardening and Regenerative Agriculture

 Katie Sue Mulliken

 Wed, January 25

 6:00pm - 7:30pm

 Session # 2

Soil Night!  Understanding and Building Great Soil; Compost

 Marybeth Janerich

 Wed, February 1

 6:00pm - 8:30pm


 Session # 3

Crop Night!  Crop Terminology; Warm vs. Cool Season Crops; Choosing and Sowing Seeds and Transplants

 Marybeth Janerich

 Wed, February 15

 6:00pm - 8:30 pm

 Session # 4

Growing Night!  Planting Methods (including Intensive Planting Methods, Vertical Gardening, Succession Planting, and Companion Planting)

  Marybeth Janerich

 Wed, February 22

 6:00pm - 8:30 pm


 Session # 5

Garden Challenges Night!  Problems in the Garden/Organic Pest Management

 Marybeth Janerich

 Wed, March 1

  6:00pm - 8:30 pm

 Session # 6

Design Day!  Garden Planning and Design Discussion and Working Lab

 Marybeth Janerich and Katie Sue Mulliken

 Saturday, March 11th

 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This 6-part course is a $160+ value for a bundled price of $130.  

Because of the very limited number of spaces available, we are unable to issues refunds for last-minute cancellations or for no-shows.  If you've already paid for this workshop series and find you are unable to attend, please email Marybeth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see if anyone on the waiting list can take your place.  If we cannot fill your spot, your workshop series fee will be forfeited.  No walk-ins; pre-registration required.

COVID/masks:  As of November 15, 2022, Salt Lake County is at low community transmission levels, during which masks are optional for in-person gatherings in WCG's indoor spaces.  We invite you to wear a mask during class based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk.  WCG COVID policy states that masks are mandatory in indoor spaces for in-person gatherings when COVID-19 community levels are moderate or high. If community transmission levels rise from low to moderate or high prior to these indoor classes beginning on January 25, we will notify you and remind you to please bring a mask to class.  During registration, you will be asked to read and agree to our COVID safety agreement.

We offer reduced tuition scholarships for low-income individuals.  If you wish to apply for a scholarship for this workshop, please complete this scholarship application and wait for a reply before you continue the registration process

Foundations Garden Planning and Design

Foundations Teaching Soil