June 14, 2014 · 9:00 AM
Learn how to start a garden and be successful growing your own food. This class will cover eight lessons on the basics of gardening, including, but not limited to and not necessarily in this order:
*organics and permaculture;
*garden siting and design;
*soil and composting;
*plants and botany;
*seeding and planting;
*weeds, pests, and disease;
This series will provide students with a mix of classroom education and hands-on garden experience. Classes will be held on 6 Saturdays, starting on May 10, 2014.
We encourage you to come to all classes, but if you only can make it to a few - let us know.
Similar, less in depth, classes are offered around the county for $ 75. However, we want this class to be open to all and will offer it as a "pay what you can" class.
Meet your teacher:
Michelle received her bachelor's in Landscape Architecture from Washington State University. She now works as a landscape designer with emphasis in native landscapes, edibles, Permaculture design and educating the public in sustainable design. Her company Edge + Element Design focuses on getting the most out of spaces, uses sustainable materials and making the world a better place.
Meet your host:
Marianne is an educator and community activist. She teaches regular Yoga classes, is proud of successfully completing two Permaculture Design Courses (PDC) - one in San Diego with the very excellent Josh Robinson and one with the foremost leader in the Permaculture World, Geoff Lawton. She also is a Master Composter with the Solana Center and teaches classes on composting and various Permaculture related subjects.