Gardening

All Day Garden Workshop – May, 2012

 “It’s so worth it!  This really makes me want to start gardening!”                                                                                                      Carol Hamilton

 When:  May 5, 2012

 Where: the Lazy B Farm    1938 Parker Drive   Statham 30666

Time: 8:45am – 4pm, lunch included

 Class fee: 

Early registration – $50 per person

After April 1st – $60 per person

**There is a class limit of 30

 This workshop is designed to cover all the basics for a successful gardening season.  A packet of information will be available for each workshop.

Lunch will be provided by the Lazy B Farm “chefs” using items from our own gardens.

Workshop Schedule:

8:45 am: Meet and Greet

9 am – 11: Square Foot Gardening

11:00 – 12:00 pm:  Bugs!!

12:00 – 1:00:  Lunch prepared by our own Lazy B Farm Chefs

 ** the Farm Store will be open during lunch

1 – 1:45pm: Vermiculture with Stephanie Kilroe

3 – 4:00pm:  Hoop Houses

Class Description

Square Foot Gardening

We’ll gather in the classroom and cover the basics of gardening, soil preparation and the technique of Square Foot Gardening.  Together, we’ll construct a square foot garden, complete with plants.

Beneficial Insects

I love bugs and have realized how beneficial bugs can be for our garden…if you know the good ones from the bad ones.  During this class, we’ll scour the garden and find “specimens” to bring back to the classroom.  We’ll identify the bugs, whether they are beneficial or not, and how to “organically” get rid of the bad ones.

Vermiculture

Worms are a very important component of our gardening success.  Stephanie Kilroe will share the benefits of composting with worms, how to start your own worm beds, and the ease of using compost tea in your garden.

Hoop Houses

You may have heard of hoop houses but what is the difference between a hoop house and a green house?  What’s the benefit of a hoop house?  How can I use them successfully in my yard?

We will discuss this and more in this session.  Time permitting, we will construct a hoop house that will be perfect for any backyard.

What to Bring: 

*Notebook and writing utensil if you’re the kind who likes to take notes.  (There  will be handouts for each workshop.)

* Boots and gardening gloves – you will be playing in the dirt.

* Extra clothes if you really like to get into your work.

* Coffee mug if you’re a coffee or tea drinker – helps us in our efforts to be good stewards of the environment

* Containers to carry home plants

We will have a limited amount of plants available for sale

* Water and snacks – there will be light breakfast items available in the morning