Organic Gardening Course (Wednesday evenings, Jan.-Feb.)
Wed Jan 24 to Wed Mar 7, 2018, Kitchener, ON
Dates: 6 Wednesday evenings, NEW START DATE on Jan 24, other classes Jan 31, Feb 14, 21, 28, March 7 (NO CLASS on Feb 7)
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm on each evening
Facilitator: Angie Koch, from Fertile Ground Farm
Class Location: Little City Farm, 508 Duke St W, Kitchener
Are you serious about gaining more knowledge for developing a productive organic garden? Join us this winter for this very exciting 6 part intensive organic gardening course. 10 participants will have the opportunity to take part in this series, which will include 6 guided workshops, with opportunity for each participant to develop and complete an individual garden plan.
Organic Gardening Course Outline:
Week 1: Seed and Seedling Starting - including basic plant botany
Week 2: Garden Planning Part One - succession planting for continuous harvest
Week 3: Garden Planning Part Two - using space effectively
Week 4: Soil Biology & Fertility - using organic methods
Week 5: Pest Management, Seed Saving, and Attracting Beneficial Insects
Week 6: Overflow, Q&A & Individual Garden Plans Wrap-Up - final developing, feedback and completion of individual garden plans
These classes will be facilitated by local organic farmer Angie Koch, from Fertile Ground Farm (located just west of Waterloo, near St. Agatha). Angie has operated a market garden, CSA (community supported agriculture), for the past 10 years. Her farm has grown to include a number of seasonal staff, interns, volunteers, as well as chickens, herb gardens, pollinator gardens, beehives, seed saving gardens, a greenhouse for seedlings, and more! Angie is involved in Canadian Organic Growers, and the Ecological Farmers Association, as well as a part-time staff member at Seeds of Diversity. This is a unique opportunity to learn first-hand from Angie's 10 years of organic farming experience! Bring your notebook, your garden ideas, and your questions.
Please note: we need a minimum of 7 participants in order to offer this course. We will notify you one week prior to the first class, to confirm details and what to bring along.
Cost: $210 + HST (i.e. $35/per class + HST)
If full payment in advance is an issue for you, please contact Karin to arrange a payment plan. Email: info (at) littlecityfarm.ca
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