Join Chowgene Koay and learn how to create an exciting self watering (wicking) bed for starting seeds and seedlings.
Chow will guide us through a 45 minute presentation with Q&A and then alow us to watch/hands on assemble the wicking bed. (We will be using this wicking bed here at our permaculture urban site as our nursery system!). This very attractive and inexpensive technique can be utilized in any space from an apartment patio to a back yard and part of a larger nursery for crops on a farm.
It is very beneficial to know the alternatives to creating a self watering system for starting seedlings as they are usually very expensive and complex systems with sprinkler. This particular method of creating a self watering system is extremely low tech and guaranteed to get you thinking of how we can save money to implement the systems into your at home permaculture practices.
More about Chowgene:
An active gardener and educator at East Ft Worth Montessori Academy, Chowgene grew up in the suburban area of Arlington, Texas for the majority of his life in a family of doctors and nurses. Curious about the medical field, he journeyed to Austin, Tx to study Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas. He boldly aspired to make a cure for cancer. As his studies progressed, he became exhausted by the degree program and ventured into gardening to ease his mind and cultivate an area that he was truly interested in. This endeavor led him to Sunshine Community Gardens were he met Theron Beaudreau, learned about permaculture and food forestry, and from that point on Chow has continued learning and gardening with nature. Although he's not practicing medicine or making drugs, his quest to cure human ailments and diseases has led him to the right job, gardening.
East Fort Worth Montessori - Gardener 2011-present
Botanical Research Institute of Texas - 2013- present
REAL School Garden Coordinator - 2011-present