Grow Vegetables the Blackbird Farms Way!

Dig For Victory - Grow You Own VegetablesI am thankful for the opportunity to once again present a few classes this spring on home gardening, and I would love to see you there! (And if you are interested in my speaking to your organization or institution, please view the “Teaching and Consulting” tab above. Thanks!)

Gardening Basics 1
Baxter Community Center
April 6, 6:00-7:30 PM
Fee: donations appreciated
Designed for the novice gardener, this class will help you set your gardening intention, select an appropriate garden site, understand your growing season and hardiness zone, choose appropriate plants and cultivars, and create an effective garden layout.

Gardening Basics 2
Baxter Community Center
April 13, 6:00-7:30 PM
Fee: donations appreciated
Continuing Gardening Basics 1, this class will present basic practices for soil preparation, seeding and transplanting, watering and fertilizing, weed control, and pest and disease responses, as well as harvesting guidelines.

The Theory and Practice of Organic Gardening
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
May 4, 6:30-8:00 PM
Fee: $20 FMG members, $28 non-members
Get the basics in this introductory class on five critical organic practices: composting, companion planting, crop rotation, beneficial insects, and cover crops.