August Gardening Classes
August Gardening Classes
This series is all about learning to garden in our area. Please read the following for more information. Statement of Purpose "Good food comes from your own hands." Everyone should have access to the knowledge of how to successfully grow your own food. This gardening series is an introduction for novice gardeners to prepare to get your hands dirty and gain the tools for success. The purpose of the gardening sessions is to prepare you for what comes next in our season with enough time to prepare and plan. Please, join our journey and revolutionize your idea of wholesome food. These sessions are designed as a lecture series covering different topics regarding home gardening. Each lecture will also provide written materials for you to take home for future reference. Session Topics August Gardening Classes
Culinary Wonders Date: August 5, 2021 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm This session will focus on the gardeners delights that are not available at the grocery store or most local farmers markets. Did you know that Chinese celery grows faster than regular celery and has a stronger heat tolerance? You can grow pink and white varieties. There are tons of melon varieties and not just honeydew and cantaloupe, most are usually only found as regional delicacies. This class will focus specifically on the culinary wonders and strange delicacies available to home gardeners. Price: $10.00 This class is limited to a max of 8 people. All classes are non-refundable.
Root Vegetables Date: August 12,2021 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Join us for a discussion on how to grow winter root vegetables. In this Session, we will discuss beets, carrots, parsnips, radish, rutabaga, and turnips. Topics will include, favored growing conditions, common pests and diseases, favored varieties and tips on what to expect from your harvest. We will also discuss the difficulties of growing root vegetables in a hot and humid climate and offer possible tips and solutions to increase the potential yield of your harvest. Price: $10.00 This class is limited to a max of 8 people. All classes are non-refundable.
Harvest methods and Preservation Date: August 19, 2021 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm In this Session, we will begin to focus on how to harvest different vegetables and the preservation methods available for each. This course will discuss the process of curing onions, garlic, sweet potatoes, potatoes, winter squash and melons. We will discuss the best time of day to harvest each type of vegetables to ensure that it has the best flavor and how to understand harvest times and frost patterns to increase taste quality. We will discuss the basics of different preservation methods including freezing, dehydrating, curing and canning. This class is limited to a max of 8 persons. All classes are non-refundable.
Planning Session with Open Q&A Date: August 26, 2021 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm This session will be an open Q&A. Bring your supplies and ideas to sit down and start drafting your garden plans for the upcoming season. I will bring the materials that I use to plan my garden, seed catalogs to search through, and my reference library for anyone interested. This class is limited to a max of 8 persons. All classes are non-refundable.