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Tips: Planning Your Vegetable Garden

This is the first of two classes planned by Project Grow to help gardeners with the problems that are typically encountered throughout the growing season. 

This class is designed with the novice gardener in mind, though experienced gardeners may gain (and share) some ideas that will promote success in the season to come. Topics to be covered include, among others, factors to consider when designing its layout, selecting the vegetables to grow, deciding where and how you will plant them, managing weeds, and choosing materials and products to support and protect your plantings. Experienced Project Grow gardeners, Joet Reoma and Marcella Trautmann, are the instructors.

Future classes include information on: Dealing with Heat, Weeds, Watering and Pests

Registration fee:  $5. The class is open to the public, and walk-ins are welcome [ Cash only].

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].


Vertical Gardening - Watering Schemes [part 2 of 2]

Watering Schemes For Small-plot,  Raised-bed, and Container Gardens.   This class will look at suitable ways to water small-scale gardens, such as those found in community gardens (like Project Grow), in small raised-beds, in container gardens, and in small vertical garden walls.  We will explore installed garden irrigation systems suitable for specific small-space gardens using motorized and gravity-fed drip irrigation systems and recirculating water-systems.
 
Vertical gardening involves the use of vertical support systems designed to grow individual plants vertically rather than horizontally.  It is  a niche that evolved out of gardening in small spaces either by design or necessity as in urban settings.    Registration Fee: $10. 

The class will be taught by Master Gardener and Project Grow Board member Joet Reoma.

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].



Eat it to save it: Slow Food's Ark of Taste

You've heard about Slow Food's Ark of Taste in our newsletters. You've seen Ark of Taste varieties at our plant sale. Now you can learn even more about the Ark of Taste's mission to save delicious and distinctive foods from extinction. This class will begin with an overview of Slow Food's Ark of Taste. Then we will explore heritage foods that are significant to class participants' own cultural and culinary backgrounds and discuss how we can keep these traditions alive. Finally, we will sample Ark of Taste foods and compare these heirloom varieties to their conventional counterparts. Participants will each receive Ark of Taste seeds for their gardens.

This class is led by Slow Food Huron Valley leadership team members, Janet Osborn, Sofia Gaudioso, Kimberly Hartley, and Lauren Moscoe.

Class fee:  $5. Register here.

Please check the website to read about any changes to the course [eg:  time, location].