Homestead Garden I

compost

1 day class

As recently as the 1940’s, Americans produced over 50% of their vegetables in their own family gardens. By returning to this pattern, you can have a safer, more nutritious and sustainable supply of food. Our comprehensive Homestead Gardening class is offered on three levels and can be taken as separate one-day workshops or as a three-day course. In the Level I class, we begin by teaching the fundamentals that provide you with the knowledge to proceed through the advanced levels—step by step. With this essential knowledge you will be able to sustainably raise a major portion of your family’s food. We cover the following topics in each level:

Level I:

  • Foundational concepts and principles
  • Garden site selection
  • Soil and soil fertility
  • Compost
  • Growing beds
  • Watering
  • Pest Control

Level II:

  • Garden planning
  • Journals & recordkeeping
  • Crop spacing
  • Crop rotations
  • Cover crops
  • Seed starting
  • Transplanting
  • Season extension and crop protection

Level III:

  • Seed saving
  • Companion planting
  • Greenhouse design
  • Year-round gardening

This class is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Note: Since our workshops are specifically designed for adults, an individual must be 18 years old to enroll in a class. All students should wear practical work clothes and shoes. For your safety, we ask that you do not wear shorts or sandals to a class you are attending.

All our classes close 24 hours before the class date with the exception of classes that start on Monday, which will close the Friday before. If there's a class that closed early that you'd like to attend, please call us at 254-754-9620 to check for availability.

Product Description

As recently as the 1940’s, Americans produced over 50% of their vegetables in their own family gardens. By returning to this pattern, you can have a safer, more nutritious and sustainable supply of food. Our comprehensive Homestead Gardening class is offered on three levels and can be taken as separate one-day workshops or as a three-day course. In the Level I class, we begin by teaching the fundamentals that provide you with the knowledge to proceed through the advanced levels—step by step. With this essential knowledge you will be able to sustainably raise a major portion of your family’s food. We cover the following topics in each level:

Level I:

  • Foundational concepts and principles
  • Garden site selection
  • Soil and soil fertility
  • Compost
  • Growing beds
  • Watering
  • Pest Control

Level II:

  • Garden planning
  • Journals & recordkeeping
  • Crop spacing
  • Crop rotations
  • Cover crops
  • Seed starting
  • Transplanting
  • Season extension and crop protection

Level III:

  • Seed saving
  • Companion planting
  • Greenhouse design
  • Year-round gardening

This class is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, the materials fee for our classes is included in the registration cost.
2018
March
2
Fri
Mar. 2nd
Total Registration Cost: $120
Status: Open
One seat left
2018
September
14
Fri
Sep. 14th
Total Registration Cost: $120
Status: Open
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2018-03-02, 2018-09-14, 2017-09-15