2024 Foundations in Organic Vegetable Gardening: A 6-Part Series in Growing Your Own Food

Description

This six session extended course has been designed to provide you with a thorough background in organic gardening principles, soil building techniques, site planning/garden design, seasonal crop selection, and much more - all at a great bundled price! In addition to the four in-class presentations, this series includes two Wasatch Community Garden Campus tours during the growing season to observe various seasonal gardening topics and discuss your own garden challenges with our instructor.  The tours will also include healthy garden snacks that you can make easily at home with basic ingredients!

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Session 1, Soil Night: Thursday February 22,  6:30pm-8:30pm

Overview of organic gardening and regenerative agriculture, understanding soil, and garden site preparation

 

Session 2, Crop Night: Thursday February 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm

 Crop terminology, warm vs. cool season crops, and choosing and planting seeds and transplants

 

Session 3, Growing Night: Thursday March 14,  6:30pm-8:30pm

Intensive planting methods, vertical gardening, succession planting, and companion planting

 

Session 4, Garden Challenges Night: Thursday March 21,  6:30pm-8:30pm

Evaluating sun, soil, water and air within your garden and how it affects pests

 

Session 5, Spring Garden Tour and Q&A: Saturday April 20, 2pm-4pm

Starting seeds in soil blocks, taking soil samples, and opportunity to discuss issues affecting your own garden

 

Session 6, Summer Garden Tour and Q&A: Saturday August 24, 10am-12pm

Trellising options, pest diagnostics basics, and opportunity to discuss issues affecting your own garden

Foundations Garden Planning and Design

Foundations in Teaching Tunnel

Healthy Snack at Walkthrough