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
- Growing beds
- Pest Control
- Garden Planning
- Journals and recordkeeping
- Crop spacing
- Crop rotations
- Cover crops
- Seed starting
- Season extension and crop protection
- Seed saving
- Companion planting
- Greenhouse design
- Year-round gardening
This class is from 9 a.m – 5 p.m.
Note: Our Level III workshop does not have a materials fee as long as you bring the Gardening notebook with you that you received in Gardening I workshop. (If you don’t bring the notebook with you, there will be notebooks available for you to purchase in the class.)
ADDITIONAL CLASSES: If you are interested in taking this class before it’s offered again, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have enough interest, we will schedule an additional class.
Prerequisite: Homestead Garden II
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.