Title: Get Growing, Organic Gardening Series
Dates: March 31, April 7, & April 14th (last Tuesday in March & first two Tuesdays in April)
Location: Lenoir Rhyne University, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Cost: $15 per class or $40 for the series
An exciting three-part series on all aspects of Growing: planning, planting, production, and pests. Improve your established garden or start growing for the first time.
Get Growing CLASS 1: Tuesday, March 31 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Why you should consider growing organically; important site, size, and design considerations for your garden; growing the soil & nutrient basics; garden seasons; and useful tools will be discussed. Q & A session.
Get Growing CLASS 2: Tuesday, April 7 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Techniques for starting seeds and transplants; dealing with common problems; how much to plant; composting & vermicomposting; converting your lawn to garden; an edible yard; and maximizing your garden space. Q & A session.
Get Growing CLASS 3: Tuesday, April 14 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The virtues of mulch; water and fertilization considerations; compost tea; cover cropping and n-p-k; organic disease and insect control; and tips for Fall gardening. Q & A session.
Ruth Gonzalez, a former market farmer, current gardener, and local food advocate. She has written numerous local food and gardening articles, blogs about local food here and writes the “Ask Ruth” Gardening Column for Organic Growers School. As a Horticulture Consultant at Reems Creek Nursery, Ruth offers advice on all sorts of gardening questions, and benefits daily from the shared wisdom of local gardeners.
Rodney Bowling is co-owner of Mudluscious Pottery & Gardens in Mars Hill, NC. In addition to his homestead and farm, he has committed himself to non-profit finance and management, and previously served as the executive director of the Madison County Arts Council.