Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This class covers several topics:
1. How to collect and submit a soil sample for testing.
First things first! Before you start planting, you need a baseline of your soil and a plan for your garden. We’ll help you decide how many samples you need as well as instructions on how to collect a soil sample, complete the forms, and send it off for testing. (How to read the soil test report will be a later class.)
2. Aesthetics in designing your garden.
In the design portion, we’ll look at how to apply principles of design to vegetable production for a garden that is both beautiful and functional.
3. Year-round production.
Finally, we’ll discuss how to plan your garden for year-round production. Students can bring in a sample of soil from their home garden to the next class meeting for an agricultural laboratory soil analysis.