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gardening series

This year, we are expanding our Gardening Series to cover all seasons! Get year-round garden guidance to support you having your best year in the garden yet. You can purchase classes for the full year, per season, or as individual sessions. Check our 2022 schedules below and sign up today!

 

Please reach out to avi@organicgrowersschoool.org if you have any questions. 

Fall Series

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Winter Series

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Fall Classes | July – September

Our fall classes will ensure continued bounty and new inspiration in your garden as the year progresses. Our instructors will teach you about fall garden planning and cover cropping, saving your seeds, and integrating mushrooms into your garden.

Speakers

Fall Class Information

Location and Time

Diana McCall

Planning Your Fall Garden

Thinking ahead never does anyone harm! Diana McCall will be sharing some frameworks to think about fall gardening, including timelines, cover cropping, and favorite fall crops. Diana taught the OGS Gardening Series for many years and also manages the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden, where the workshop will take place.

July 12, 2022

Dr. John Wilson Community Garden

6-8 pm

Registration for this event is now closed. 

Angie Lavezzo

Seed Saving

Seed saving is a magnificent skill and one that can help reduce costs, increase self-sufficiency, support genetic diversity, and improve plant adaptation to your area. Angie Lavezzo has been a backyard and professional seed saver for years. In this workshop, she will cover the importance of seed-saving, understanding seed packets and pollination, information on seed varieties, and techniques for saving different seed types and avoiding cross-pollination.

August 9, 2022

Creekside Farm (map it)

6-8 pm

Masks will be required at this workshop.

Black Trumpet Farm

Mushrooms in the Garden

Take your garden or homestead to the next level by integrating fungi into your operation! Whether using them to mulch or build soil or inoculating materials to grow some dense and nutritious food, there are so many ways to enjoy these magical creatures in your home space. Join the notorious Black Trumpet farmers to learn about some simple ways to grow mushrooms on logs and at a home-scale.

September 13, 2022

Creekside Farm (map it)

6-8 pm

Masks will be required indoors at this workshop.

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Winter Classes | October – December

The year isn’t over yet! Sign up for our winter series to learn how to extend your harvest and prepare your garden for the cold winter. These classes will cover food preservation, preparing your beds for winter, and putting your garden to bed.

Speakers

Winter Class Information

Location and Time

Kelly Hollinger

Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter

In this workshop, Kelly Hollinger of Soul and Soil Project will demonstrate some methods of tasks and tools for preparing your winter garden. She will explore easy soil building, winter cover crops, bed building, and maintenance preparation to help your spring grow to get off to a great start! She will review goal setting to best prepare for winter growing, seasonal extensional gardening, and basic tool care. Come get your hands dirty sheet mulching and discussing mulching methods for nutrient optimization.

October 11, 2022

Smith Mill Works Greenhouse

6-8 pm

Brandon Ruiz

Food Preservation

Brandon, who taught our Garden Planning workshop in January, is back again to show you the basics of food preservation. Canning, root cellaring, and drying techniques can all help keep your pantry stocked with your garden bounty all year long.

November 12, 2022

Smith Mill Works Greenhouse

2-4 pm

Kelly Hollinger

Garden the Winter Blues Away

Join Kelly to wrap up the 2022 Gardening Series with you. As a follow up of October’s “Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter” Class, Kelly will open the floor to the class’s reflections of growing this past fall. She will answer your winter garden questions, winter goals, and support you in lifting the winter blues through preparation of your plans for your 2023 garden. This event will include hot chocolate and cider for participants.

December 3, 2022

Smith Mill Works Greenhouse

2-4 pm

Stay in touch! Sign up for Gardening Series updates below.

More questions about Gardening Series? Contact us at avi@organicgrowersschool.org to get in touch!

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