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This class is hosted by the St. Louis County Library and will be taught by Seed St. Louis staff. Learn what different trees and perennials need to be healthy, how to use companion planting in an orchard, the best varieties for the region, and how to incorporate annual vegetable plants in your own backyard oasis.
Adults. Registration required. Participants will receive Zoom information via email immediately after registering. A recording of this virtual program will be available on the SLCL YouTube page within three business days.
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If you are thinking about starting seedlings you should take this class! January and February is the time to start seedlings. We will cover the basics of starting seeds, what is needed for growing healthy seedlings, and general tips and tricks! Just RSVP to receive the Zoom link to register.
March 1-5, 2022 | Both Virtual & In-Person
Welcome to Seed St. Louis’ 13th Annual Community Agricultural Conference. Our conference will be both virtual and in-person this year!
You can attend any of the classes for free, the registration fee is up to you. Please consider a financial contribution to support this year’s conference by adding a donation when you register. Seed St. Louis is a 501c 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower people and communities to grow food.
March 1-4, 2022 daily virtual sessions, at 6-7 p.m. CT will be held over Zoom. Saturday, March 5, an in-person conf: In-person sessions will take place at the Brown School at Washington University-St. Louis. Three select in-person sessions will be streamed live via Zoom. We have a limited number of tickets available so that there is room for attendees to social distance. Masks are required.
When you register on Eventbrite you will be sent the Zoom signup information in your confirmation email for each of the virtual sessions. You will then be able to sign up for as many virtual sessions as you like.
Tuesday, March 1st, 6:00 pm, Working with Wildlife, Dan Pearson, St. Louis Audubon Society, Coordinator of the Bring Conservation Home Program
Wednesday, March 2nd, 6:00 pm, Seed Starting Basics for a Homegrown Harvest, Jessica Blessing-Patterson, DIG Annuals and Perennials
Thursday, March 3rd, 6:00 pm, Getting Produce to Those Who Need it Most, Janett Lewis, Rustic Roots Sanctuary, GROW Spanish Lake Community Garden
Friday, March 4th, 6:00 pm, Propagating Shrubs & Trees, Jessica Blessing-Patterson, DIG Annuals and Perennials
Saturday, March 5th, 8:40-9:50 am, Lesser Known Garden & Orchard Tools, Dean Gunderson, Seed St. Louis' Director of Education
Saturday, March 5th, 10:00-11:10 am, Managing Water in the Garden, Gabriel Hahn, Custom Foodscaping
Saturday, March 5th, 11:20 am-12:0 pm, Grow, Forage, & Process Staple Foods, Dean Gunderson, Seed St. Louis' Director of Education
In-Person Sessions, March 5, 2022, Brown School at Washington University-St. Louis: You will be able to attend three sessions throughout the day. We have a limited number of tickets available so that there is room for attendees to social distance. Masks are required.
8:40 - 9:50 am
~ Lesser Known Garden & Orchard Tools, presented by Dean Gunderson, Seed St. Louis' Director of Education
~ Panel Discussion: Raising Funds & Building Capacity in Urban Agriculture, moderated by Jackson Hambrick, Seed St. Louis' Director of Projects
~ It's Time to Embrace Bugs as a Food Source, presented by Sarah Schlafly, Mighty Cricket
10:00 - 11:10 am Sessions
~ School Garden Summer Maintenance Strategies, presented by Tonia Scherer, Seed St. Louis' Director of Schools
~ Managing Water in the Garden, presented by Gabriel Hahn, Custom Foodscaping
~ Beekeeping Basics, presented by Jennifer McComb, Beekeeper
11:20 am - 12:30 pm
~ Preserving the Harvest, presented by Marjorie Sawicki, MS, RD, LDN, Acorn Ridge Farm
~ Grow, Forage, & Process Staple Foods, presented by Dean Gunderson, Seed St. Louis' Director of Education
~ Gardener Networking Time, facilitated by Seed St. Louis Staff
Session descriptions are listed on the Eventbrite registration page!