A 1-day crash course on how to plant your own garden. Each course will be taught by real farmers, both English and Amish. These producers will cover topics in four courses:
1. Soils - understanding your soil, how to improve it, and what will grow in it
2. Seeds – selecting the right seeds for your garden, when and how to start them, when and how to plant them
3. Garden Maintenance – watering and fertilizing, identifying diseases and pests, and treating diseases and pests.
4. Harvest and Post Harvest Preservation – when to harvest and how to enjoy your garden year round, including canning, fermenting, and freezing recipes from local chefs
Each Course will be taught 4 times throughout the day. This event is designed for those to come and go; however, we guarantee you’ll have a great time if you stay all day! There will be lots of kids and family activities, including a farmer photo booth with props, composting demo, seed planting area, butter shaking station, face painting, and even an egg toss competition and seed spitting competition.
This event is free to the public but anyone who registers online first is entered into a drawing to win a Free 2013 Fresh Fork Market Summer Share (Small).