POSTPONED: Dig In! Six-Part Edible Gardening Series
March 28th, April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and May 2nd
Saturdays from 10am to 12pm
Do you want to get your hands dirty? Learn how to garden this spring! This six-part workshop series is designed to teach you everything you need to start growing food in your backyard in a supportive and hands-on environment.
San Francisco provides a perfect climate for growing food year-round food! Even a small backyard space can be enough to grow healthy veggies.
All materials, tools, and gloves will be provided for the workshops at GFE.
DIG IN! COURSE SCHEDULE
Part I: Container Garden Installation
Learn how to grow veggies in containers (raised beds, wine barrels, pots etc.) and then work with the teachers and other workshop participants to install new barrels in the GFE container garden!
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 newly 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. We will celebrate the end of the course by harvesting from the GFE veggie beds so you can test San Francisco grown produce!
Each workshop will be taught by one of our expert intructors!