Join us for a one day training event designed for the gardener or beginner gardener. If you want to get started in growing your own food this event is designed for you. The course will include a mixture of classroom and hands on training. Event is held at Rora Valley Farms and begins at 8:00 in the morning and concludes at 4:00 PM. Please bring a packed lunch!
Topics covered will include the following:
–Soil management: Basic Agronomy, Till vs. Minimal Till, Mulching.
–Compost making: Importance of compost for soil health, compost methods, building a thermal compost pile.
–Garden planning and preparation: Planning your garden, precision layout for maximum production, removing weeds, applying mulch.
–Planting and Garden Care: Direct seeding and transplanting, watering, fertilizing, maintenance.
Handouts and materials will be included. Lunch will not be provided so please pack your own!