"Feeding the Family" Organic Gardening Series!
March 4 - April 22, 2020
Fostering healthy communities is a pillar of our work. Therefore, out of concern for the well-being of our neighbors, we have cancelled all remaining classes in the series due to increasing public health concerns related to COVID-19.
Join Organic Farmer and NOFA-NH’s Leading Gardener of the Year Ron Christie for 9 workshops covering vegetable garden planning, healthy soil, container and raised bed gardening, a four-season harvest, and much more in our second annual "Feeding the Family" Organic Gardening Series! Classes begin March 4th.
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 a former NOFA-NH Board Member and Master Gardener who loves sharing his experiences as a gardener and farmer. Ron ran Living Earth Farm, a certified organic vegetable and fruit micro-farm in Brookline, NH, until 2017 when Living Earth Farm was sold. Ron and his family are starting a new organic farm in Concord, NH.
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
Wednesday, March 4th, 7 - 9 PM | Vegetable Garden Planning: 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.
Wednesday, March 11th, 7 - 9 PM | Starting Transplants from Seed: 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 25th, 7 PM - 9 PM | Healthy Soil for Happy Plants and Higher Yields Part 1: 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.
Saturday, March 28th, 10 AM - 12 PM | Healthy Soil for Happy Plants and Higher Yields Part 2: 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.
Wednesday, April 1st, 7 - 9 PM | Container and Raised Bed Gardening: 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.
Saturday, April 4th, 10 AM - 12 PM | Diseases: A Fungus Among Us: 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 8th, 7 - 9 PM | Pests: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: 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.
Saturday, April 11th, 10 AM - 12 PM | Growing Your Favorite Veggies: 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 15th, 7 - 9 PM | Growing Great Tasting Tomatoes: 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, April 22nd, 7 - 9 PM | A Four Season Harvest: 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.
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