Serious Backyard Abundance - 3 Saturdays
Plants have always been grown for many purposes— food, fiber, fertility, insectary, nectary, climate, flowers, privacy, and more. In this workshop, we will explore the mysteries of the garden.
We’ll discuss the intensive soil preparation for close planting and continuous cropping, and the growth and care of fruits and vegetables & orchard ecosystems. You will gain invaluable knowledge on the establishment, as well as the ongoing maintenance of a thriving backyard system.
We will demystify the workings of an abundant backyard - from soil biology to health management. This is something anyone with space and desire can do, given knowledge and a commitment to observe the teachings from natural systems. We will be spending time on the design for productivity, as well an experience of place. Some call it edible landscaping and production for much or all of the year!
An abundant grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature.
Join us for 3 days of hands-on learning, tips and tricks on how to grow genuinely incredible backyard fruit & veggies using serious backyard techniques.
This class is divided between classroom and time in the garden.
You will leave this course with a competent working knowledge of how to begin the journey to improve your veggie garden, as well as seeds, planners and lots of resources.
In this course you will learn:
- Vegetable garden design, and placement
- Plants and seasons
- Soil relationships
- Nutrient cycling for the backyard – worms, compost, compost teas
- Applying strategies for a healthy soil in a backyard context
- Garden ferments – witchy brews to improve garden health.
- Raising great seedlings
- Preparing garden beds for planting
- Develop garden to-do lists + crop rotations for serious backyard abundance
This workshops runs across 3 Saturdays from 9am-4pm each day. The dates are Saturday the 13th, 20th, and 27th of January.