Saturday February 15, 2014
The Eat The Yard Class Series will guide you through the process of setting up and maintaining an edible landscape in your own backyard. Taught by Arboretum Biologist Jonathan Duffy Davis, the Eat The Yard classes can be taken individually, or as a set.
Aesthetically pleasing and food producing fruit trees, hedges, vines and garden beds can be used to put your home landscape to work and to make wiser use of irrigation water.
Whether you are interested in having a complete micro-homestead to stock the larder or just a few blueberry plants from which to gather a snack, this class will give you everything you ne ...more
Whether you are interested in having a complete micro-homestead to stock the larder or just a few blueberry plants from which to gather a snack, this class will give you everything you need to simultaneously increase the beauty, functionality, and deliciousness of your yard.
This class will focus on garden layout and plant selection but will also cover soil amendment, irrigation options and design for ecological pest control.
Taught by Jonathan Duffy Davis.
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Arboretum's Pavilion classroom and grounds.
Saturday March 8, 2014
Tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers and more! This class will give you everything you need to start your summer vegetable garden in raised or standard garden beds. In case you're new to vegetable gardening or just haven't had much luck in the past, several modular "ready-to-plant" garden designs will be provided. This class will focus on vegetable variety selection, raised bed construction, soil amendment, transplanting, seed-sowing and companion planting. Taught by Jonathan Duffy Davis.
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Arboretum Pavilion classrooms
Saturday March 29, 2014
Planting your edible landscape is just the first step on a long horticultural and culinary journey. This class will help you to determine how to get the most food out of your edible landscape for the least amount of labor and money. Learn to make your garden function as a well-designed system and break yourself of the fertilizer and pesticide habit! This class will cover maintaining and increasing soil fertility, ecological/organic pest managment, rotation of vegetable crops, and basic fruit tree pruning. Taught by Jonathan Duffy Davis.
Location: Arboretum Pavilion classrooms.