Sunday, February 7, 2010

Classes at Green Gulch

Check out these classes to be offered at Green Gulch:

Groundwork II: Learning from the Green Gulch Farm and Garden

Four Afternoon Classes:
Saturday, February 6
Sundays, March 21, June 13, and October 3
1 - 4:30 pm
with Wendy Johnson and Skip Kimura

A 2010 continuing organic gardening series on the principles and practices of growing fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs. Each class offers full instruction on the cultivation, fertilization, propagation and care of a healthy and productive garden.

Saturday, February 6 - Organic Fruit Gardening
Basic aspects of home fruit growing, covering both tree and soft fruit, their planting and culture, selection of varieties and rootstocks, pest and disease management, pruning and harvest. Note: Sunday, February 7, is the annual celebration of Arbor Day from 2-5 pm at Green Gulch Farm. All are invited to attend.

Sunday, March 21 - Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fundamentals of the home vegetable garden, including layout and soil preparation, seed selection and sowing, planting schedules, crop rotations, pest and disease management and harvest.

Sunday, June 13 - Organic Flower Gardening
Focused study of annual, biennial and perennial flowers, including bulb, rose and shrub culture, maintenance of year-round planting and many seasonal flowering schedules, layout and design of the home cutting garden and harvest information. Everyone cuts and arranges a flower bouquet to take home.

Sunday, October 3 - Organic Herb Gardening
Primary teaching on the lore and culture of annual and perennial herbs grown for culinary, medicinal, and ornamental use, covering the planting schedules for long season production, harvesting and processing procedures, seed selection and asexual propagation, as well as how to make simple tinctures, salves and other herbal preparations.

Fee: $30 per class

Registration: Call the Green Gulch office at 415.383.3134.

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