Introduction to WINTER Veggie Gardening in South Florida - In Person Workshop, Saturday January 15th
We have been teaching gardening workshops for the past 7 years and while we took a break from in person workshops last season due to Covid 19 we are happy to start this season with a limited selection of in person workshops. Our second 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 WINTER. Winter is the middle of our growing season (its the opposite from the rest of the country) and its when you'll start to encounter some challenges like properly harvesting and dealing with pests and fertility.
Saturday, January 15th
10am - 12 noon
Little River Coop Nursery @ AgriTrace Institute
22305 SW 157th Avenue
Redland, FL. 33170
This workshop is a 1.5 hour lecture where we focus on the following:
-how has the sun moved in the sky and how does that effect your garden
-which new crops are best for planting now in our cooler weather
-how to succession plant for continual harvest through the season
-methods for organic continued fertility
-the basics of organic pest management practices
-basic harvesting techniques & post harvesting tips to keep your veggies fresh
After that we move on to a hands on demonstration where we use the verdant fields of French Farms to show some hands on techniques like thinning root crops and harvesting lettuce and herbs using the "cut and come again" method. We will also check out the new exhibition beds by our plant nursery to diagnose any mid season issues we see, plus we can answer any questions you may have about issues you are facing in your own garden.
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.
Before attending please review the CDC guidelines for small and large gatherings. While the workshop will be taking place outdoors we do suggest that masks be worn by all attendees while not seated in the class. This includes during trips to the bathroom, while exploring the property or getting a tour of the greenhouse or any other time when you are socializing or moving around.