Our pre-planning meetup went well last week. We discussed possible topics for our member-supported classes. Essentially, experienced members can partner with my company, Steel City Soils, LLC, to promote and host a workshop on their favorite topic. We will try to keep them as accessible to beginner gardeners as possible. Our series of classes will be a low-cost, practical, guide to gardening taught by local gardeners.Member-Supported Classes:
Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help for classes this season. Here's what we decided on at the meeting. Your comments are welcome.
Tentative Member-Supported Class Schedule:
Basic Garden Planning + Soil Science: Mickey
, March 7th @ The Union Project
Heirloom Seed Starting: Lisa
, Early April
Container Gardening: Bonnie
, Late April
Square-Foot Gardening: Jane
Organic Practices: Jessica
Food Storage: Greta
4-season Harvest & Urban Chickens: Leslie
, Throughout the season through PRC
Seed Sprouting: Amy
, Throughout the season
The first class, Basic Garden Planning + Soil Science
, is scheduled to happen in less than two weeks. The fee is $8 for PGE members, and $10 at the door.
If your name is on the list, Carly and I will be contacting you shortly. We welcome any comments, questions, or concerns.
We also had a couple people offer spaces to host classes. Thanks to you guys, and we'll get back to you.
Overall, I'm very excited to see how we all work together to spread our experiment through Pittsburgh! We've been steadily increasing membership in our meetup group. This is great, but member involvement is what really makes things happen. Thanks again to everyone who is helping. Spread the word.
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