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Jun 22: Vegetable Gardening Online Series: From Seed to Table

Jun 22: Vegetable Gardening Online Series: From Seed to Table

Do you want to grow healthy food right in your own backyard?  Interested in saving money on grocery bills?  Want to get your family eating more vegetables?

Join us for this 4-session workshop series on successful gardening from seed to table!

With gardening expert and author Elizabeth Peirce

4 sessions (monthly starting March 16th)

$17.00/workshop (or $60.00 for the series of 4 sessions)

Session recording may be shared with registrants who miss the live class

REGISTER!

Workshop 1:  How to start your own seeds (and save money on transplants!)

Wednesday March 16th, 7:00-8:30pm

 Itching to get gardening while the snow's still on the ground? Get a jump on the growing season by starting your veggie and herb seeds indoors! In this 90-minute online workshop, you'll learn:

-What kinds of seeds to plant indoors

-How soon to start them

-Choosing a grow light

-How to make your own nutritious potting soil that growing seedlings will love

-How to make plant containers from recycled materials around your house

Workshop 2: How to create a healthy and resilient vegetable garden from the ground up: Making a lasagna garden

Wednesday April 20th, 7-8:30pm

Are you eager to start or expand your garden, but not keen on breaking up sod? Growing food shouldn’t mean visits to the chiropractor… there is an easier way!

Learn the basics of building healthy soil in your backyard using materials you generate in and around your household.

Find out:

-How to start a veggie or herb garden without breaking your back

-What materials make the best soil

-How the composting process works

-How your lasagna garden benefits the planet!

Workshop 3: Make the most of your garden space with succession planting

Wednesday May 18th, 7-8:30pm

Think you have to plant your entire garden in one marathon session? Think again! Succession planting (or staggered planting) gives gardeners manageable amounts of tender, fresh produce throughout the growing season while maximizing garden space!

In this workshop, you will learn:

 -Which vegetables like hot summer weather, and which do better in spring and fall

-How to create a workable garden plan including succession planting

-How to maximize precious garden space using small-plot intensive (SPIN) principles

Workshop 4: Troubleshooting the mid-season vegetable garden: weeds, pests, and more!

Wednesday June 22nd, 7-8:30pm

Is anything more demoralizing than discovering your garden has turned into a slug salad bar or been overtaken by weeds?

Before you reach for the poisons, give natural pest/weed prevention and treatments a try!

In this workshop, you will learn:

-How to stop insect infestations before they start

-How to use mulch to curb weed growth

-Natural pest control methods for your food garden

Your instructor:

Elizabeth Peirce is the author of Grow Hope and You Can Too! Canning, Pickling and Preserving the Maritime Harvest (Nimbus, 2013) and Grow Organic: A Simple Guide to Nova Scotia Vegetable Gardening (Nimbus, 2010), winner of the 2011 APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award. She has appeared as a guest on CBC Radio’s Main Street and Maritime Noon, News 95.7’s The Weekend Gardener, and on CTV’s Breakfast Television, talking about her passion for growing and preserving our own food. Her new online gardening course, Sprout, is available at her website,  elizabethpeirce.ca

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