Introduction to SPRING Veggie Gardening in South Florida - In Person Workshop, Sunday March 24th

$ 45.00 

Introduction to SPRING Veggie Gardening in South Florida - In Person Workshop, Sunday March 24th
Introduction to SPRING Veggie Gardening in South Florida - In Person Workshop, Sunday March 24th
Introduction to SPRING Veggie Gardening in South Florida - In Person Workshop, Sunday March 24th
Introduction to SPRING Veggie Gardening in South Florida - In Person Workshop, Sunday March 24th
Introduction to SPRING Veggie Gardening in South Florida - In Person Workshop, Sunday March 24th
Introduction to SPRING Veggie Gardening in South Florida - In Person Workshop, Sunday March 24th
Introduction to SPRING Veggie Gardening in South Florida - In Person Workshop, Sunday March 24th
Introduction to SPRING Veggie Gardening in South Florida - In Person Workshop, Sunday March 24th
Introduction to SPRING Veggie Gardening in South Florida - In Person Workshop, Sunday March 24th
Introduction to SPRING Veggie Gardening in South Florida - In Person Workshop, Sunday March 24th
Our third workshop of the season will be an Introduction to Veggie Gardening in South Florida with an emphasis on the tasks and info crucial to success in the SPRING. Spring is the end of our growing season (its the opposite from the rest of the country) and its when you'll start to encounter some challenges like planting heat tolerant crops and dealing with pests and lack of fertility. This workshop is being taught by a guest teacher that we are so excited to have as a resource: Chris French of French Farms! Before starting his farm almost a decade ago Chris was a professional edible gardener, just like us! His knowledge base thusly covers everything from tiny backyard gardens to organically managing acres of annual vegetables. 

Sunday March 24th, 11am - 1pm (during our Spring Plant Sale)
Little River Coop Nursery. 22305 SW 157th Avenue
Redland, FL. 33170

This workshop is a 1.5 hour lecture where farmer Chris French will focus on the following: 

-how has the sun moved in the sky and how does that effect your garden
-how does spring weather effect your plants
-which new crops are best for planting now that its heating up, and why 
-the basics of organic pest management practices 
-what to do with your veggie garden at the end of your growing season
-introduction to composting (spring is the best time to start a new pile!)

After that we move on to a hands on demonstration where we use our exhibition garden to talk about saving seeds, and we check out the various composting methods that Little River and French Farms use on the property to add fertility to next seasons plantings. 

Due to the intimate nature of the workshops we do not offer refunds for cancellations but we oftentimes have a waitlist so with enough warning we can try to replace you and then refund your payment. 

Check out the info graphic provided for more information on how to use our sliding scale pricing model. The lowest price, our "institutional" price is for use by teachers at public schools who are incorporating gardening into their curriculum or anyone who is running or involved in a nonprofit organization focused on the intersection of social justice, the environment, food justice and/or sustainability.