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"Gardening When it Counts" book study & practice

  • Feb 18, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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FREE Book study & practice "Gardening When It Counts: Growing Food in Hard Time" by Steve Solomon
When: 5 consecutive Tues, Feb 18 - Mar 18, 2014

Please register online at http://www.slcuu.org/adult-re-registration. Plant whisperers Jim French and Ben Mates will lead our study and practice of Steve Solomon’s "Gardening When it Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times" The decline of cheap oil is inspiring increasing numbers of North Americans to achieve some measure of backyard food self-sufficiency. In hard times, the family can be greatly helped by growing a highly productive food garden, requiring little cash outlay or watering. Prior to the 1970s, North American home food growing used more land with less labor, with wider plant spacing, with less or no irrigation, and all done with sharp hand tools. But these sustainable systems have been largely forgotten. Gardening When It Counts helps readers rediscover and practice traditional low-input gardening methods to produce healthy food. Ben Mates is a certified permaculture designer and Jim French has been gardening organically for over a decade. Consecutive Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm,February 18 through March 18 at the Green Street Urban Homestead, 848 Green Street (640 East), SLC. Biking, Transit, Walking, Carpooling encouraged as parking is limited.

This event is supported by Transition Salt Lake, Green St. Urban Homestead & First Unitarian Church Environmental Ministry.

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  • Cheryl S.

    What time and where is the pot luck on Friday?

    February 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of good information with more to come!

    February 18, 2014

  • Mary M.

    Great to come together with so many people to share experiences and get ideas. So much knowledge in one room! Thanks to those who organized and to all who attended.

    February 18, 2014

  • Jim F.

    Greetings everyone!

    Just a heads up that we will begin our journey through "Gardening When it Counts: Growing Food in Hard Times" tonight, 6:30 pm at:
    Green Street Urban Homestead 848 Green Street , Salt Lake City, UT
    ​ We'll take the chance to get acquainted this evening and then dive into the book next Tuesday, so don't worry if you haven't started reading yet.
    ​Looking forward to seeing you tonight,​ Ben & Jim

    February 18, 2014

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