I am thankful for the opportunity to once again present a few classes on home gardening this March—I would love to see you there! Look for some additional classes, including a couple to be held here at the farm, to be added later this spring. (And if you are interested in my speaking to your organization or institution, please view the “Teaching and Consulting” tab above. Thanks!)
Beginning Vegetable Gardening Bootcamp
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
March 7, 9:30 AM–1:30 PM
Fee: $40 for FMG members, $50 for nonmembers
Starting from the ground up, learn methods for preparing your site and the importance of good soil. Discover how watering, fertilizing, pest management and selecting the best varieties of plants will ensure an abundance of vegetables all season long.
New and Unusual Vegetables For the Home Gardener
West Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association March Garden Day
March 14, Event Registration at 8:00 AM, Breakout Session at 11:45 AM
Fee: $50 in advance, $60 at the door
Discover some vegetables maybe you haven’t heard of, some you maybe didn’t know could be grown in Michigan, and some old favorites grown in unusual or innovative ways.
Grand Rapids Community Seed Exchange
March 28, Seed Exchange 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, Workshops noon-3:00 PM
Fee: $5 suggested donation
Come to exchange seeds with various local farmers, then stay for a series of gardening workshops!