2018 PROGRAM

March 31st - May 5th
Saturdays 10am - 12pm

WORKSHOP TOPICS

Part I: Raised Bed Construction
Part II: Growing Healthy Soil
Part III: DIY Drip Irrigation
Part IV: Planting Calendars & Crop Rotation
Part V: Planting Your Edible Garden
Part VI: Care & Harvest of Your Backyard Garden


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Do you want to get your hands dirty? Learn how to garden this spring! This six-part workshop series is designed after our renowned Get Up! training program and will teach you everything you need to start growing food in your backyard. 

San Francisco provides a perfect climate for growing food year-round food! Even a small backyard space can be enough to grow healthy veggies. In this six-part workshop series, we will first build a raised bed together, and then you will learn how to make healthy soil, build a simple irrigation system, plant and care for veggies, and harvest your crops.

The full six-part course is $150 - but sign up early to take advantage of a limited number of $125 Early Bird tickets! All materials, tools, and gloves will be provided for the workshops at GFE. 

Part I: Raised Bed Construction
Learn about different types of raised beds and reasons you might want one to grow veggies, and then work with the teachers and other workshop participants to build a new raised bed at GFE!

Part II: Growing Healthy Soil
Learn about soil types and how to create and maintain healthy soil for vegetable growing, and then add and amend soil in the new bed that you built the previous week.

Part III: DIY Drip Irrigation
Learn about basic home drip irrigation systems, learn how to put drip irrigation parts together with hands-on practice, and then build a drip irrigation system for the new built veggie bed.

Part IV: Planting Calendars & Crop Rotation
Learn about what veggies you can grow at each time of year and how to alternate crops to prevent disease and keep your soil healthy, then make a planting plan for the new veggie bed.

Part V: Planting Your Edible Garden
Learn tips and techniques for planting seeds and seedlings and then plant out the new veggie beds you built based on the plans made in the previous workshop.

Part VI: Care & Harvest of Your Backyard Garden
Learn how to maintain your veggie plants as they grow, keep them healthy and free of pests, and when and how to harvest different types of vegetables.


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