Dates & Times:
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9am-12pm | Saturday, March 2, 2019 9am-12pm
Sustainable Food Center
2921 E 17th St Bldg C
Austin, TX 78702 (view map)
If you are a new gardener or new to gardening in Central Texas, and if you are looking for a holistic introduction to organic food growing, then this class is just for you. Taught by expert food gardeners, this 2-part series combines hands-on activities and classroom discussion to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to start and maintain an organic and sustainable food garden. Whether you hope to garden in a yard, on a balcony, or at a community garden, this class series will give you a strong foundation for growing your own food.
Class 1: On day one, you will develop your observation skills by taking a guided tour through SFC's Teaching Garden and the adjacent community garden. You will also learn about what it means to garden organically, the sunlight and soil needs of vegetable gardens, and how to work together to weed, amend, and plant one of the beds in SFC’s Teaching Garden.
Class 2: Day two is devoted to composting and organic pest and disease management. We begin with a bug hunt and then continue with a discussion of environmentally friendly ways to control pests and diseases, as well as different composting systems and a hands-on activity. You will also learn all about watering, from the basics of watering seeds and transplants to water conservation.
Class participants must be 16 and older. Youth ages 12-15 may attend with purchase of an additional ticket and close parent/guardian supervision during class.
Registration closes 48 hours before class. All attendees must purchase tickets to attend. No walk-ins allowed.
* All payments are final and non-refundable. However, we would be happy to transfer your spot in this class to someone else if you cannot attend.
Questions? Contact Mia Burger at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 236-1083.