So you want to grow your own fruits and veggies, but you want to do it right. This intensive 2-day course will offer in-depth information and hands-on skill-building to make sure you have all your bases covered to grow a kick-butt smorgasbord, organically and in your back yard. We’ll build a compost pile, start seeds, build raised beds, put in drip irrigation, plan your season from start to finish, and learn how to extend and preserve your harvest. Bring your work gloves, grubby clothes, a sample of the soil from your garden site, and your sense of adventure!
Includes lunch & cocktail hour on Saturday.
Soil: What it is & how to work with it
Composting: Turning trash into treasure
Basic Botany: Fruits & flowers
Garden Siting and Design: Working with Colorado's climate
Seeds & Starts: Getting off on the right root
Soil Preparation: Methods & materials
Building Raised Beds: A simple solution
Water & Irrigation: Drops & drips
What to Plant? When?: Planning your season
Basic Crop Types: What's a Brassica?
Protecting the Garden: Deer, diseases, and pests, oh my!
Season Extension: A little goes a long way