Join Us for the

"Feeding the Family" Organic Gardening Series!

 

Nashua High School North | Cafeteria B164 | 8 Titan Way | Nashua, NH 03063

 

NOFA-NH, and community partners Grow Nashua, ReGenerative Roots Association, and The Greater Nashua Food Council proudly present the "Feeding the Family Organic Gardening Series" in Nashua this spring. Join NOFA-NH Board Member Ron Christie for 9 workshops to learn about vegetable garden planning, healthy soil, container and raised bed gardening, a four-season harvest, and much more! Classes begin March 6, 2019. 

Instructor Ron Christie is passionate about teaching people how to grow their own nutritious organic food for better health and well-being. He is an avid four-season grower and loves sharing his experiences as a gardener and farmer. He ran Living Earth Farm, a certified organic vegetable and fruit micro-farm in Brookline, NH, until 2017 when Living Earth Farm was sold. He and his family are now looking for a larger farm in the NH/Maine area.

 

At These Informative Workshops You Will Learn:

  • How to better prepare your soil

  • The best time to plant

  • How to increase your vegetable yield

  • How to control pests and diseases

  • How to grow and harvest in the winter

 

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Class Schedule

 

Wednesday, March 6th – Vegetable Garden Planning (7 to 9 PM):  Improve the function of your garden while increasing yields, lowering costs and reducing your workload. We will talk about garden location & layout, seeds, plants, equipment & supplies, harvest, storage, and so much more.

 

Saturday, March 9th – Healthy Soil for Happy Plants and Higher Yields (9 AM to 2 PM):  Feed your soil to feed your plants. Create healthy soil to improve yields and the nutritional quality of your vegetables while reducing pests and diseases in your garden. Learn some simple steps to better manage the nutrients in your soil. Benefit from lower costs while improving the environment.

 

Monday, March 11th – Starting Transplants from Seed (7 to 9 PM):  Starting plants from seeds is a great way to grow your favorite vegetables and save money at the same time. Join us for this fun, hands-on workshop and learn some tips and techniques to get your plants off to a healthy start.

 

Wednesday, March 20th – Container and Raised Bed Gardening (7 to 9 PM):  Growing veggies in containers is a great way to save space and improve the efficiency of your garden. We’ll show you all the tricks to growing healthy, bountiful plants in small spaces.

 

Wednesday, March 27th – Diseases: A Fungus Among Us (7 to 9 PM):  Do you have sickly plants or tons of gnarly weeds in your garden? Let us provide you with strategies and solutions to reduce diseases and manage weed pressures in your garden.

 

Wednesday, April 3rd – Pests: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (7 to 9 PM):  Squash bugs and potato beetles. Mice and groundhogs. Deer, bear, DRAGONS! They’re all in my garden! Learn how to attract and keep the good guys around while scaring the bad guys away.

 

Wednesday, April 10th – Growing Your Favorite Veggies (7 to 9 PM):  Beans, beans the magical fruit… Carrots and onions, cucumber and squash, lettuce, broccoli, spinach; they are all magical! We’ll show you some nifty tricks for greater success and improved yields.

 

Wednesday, April 17th – Growing Great Tasting Tomatoes (7 to 9 PM):  My kingdom for a great tasting tomato! Whether you have one tomato plant or one hundred, this is the workshop for you. Learn how to grow nutritious, great tasting tomatoes.

 

Wednesday, May 1st – A Four Season Harvest (7 to 9 PM):  Yes! You can harvest fresh veggies all year long, even in New Hampshire! Learn the strategies and techniques for year-round vegetable production. We will even show you how to build an inexpensive greenhouse.

 

Fees & Registration

Evening Workshops: $20/person, $30/family

Saturday Workshop: $40/person, $60/family

All 9 Workshops: $170/person, $255/family

15% Discount for NOFA-NH Members

 

For Individual Pricing, REGISTER HERE.

For Family Pricing, REGISTER HERE.

 

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