No-Till Gardening - Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch

No-Till Gardening - Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch

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No-Till Gardening - Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch

When are the Live Classes?

This class is about 1hour in duration, with time at the end for some Q & A.  As we get more support and expand our catalog & calendar, the main page calendar will be the best place to see all of our classes. Here are the dates we're offering this presentation. 

Monday May 10th 2021 - 7PM EST
Tuesday February 8th 2022 - 7PM EST

What will I learn in the Class?

Mark Gostkiewicz, the Co-Founder of Tri Gable Lea Farm LLC will be presenting this class. 

No-till means exactly what it says: You don't till the soil, you don't turn it over, you don't break it up every year. Soil structure is important and delicate. Using a rototiller once to start a garden is fine. We will even discuss digging by hand. However, over time you are adding too much oxygen to the soil which deprives the plants of nutrients. Digging also brings weed seeds to the surface creating more weeds to deal with. Turning over the soil also disrupts the symbiotic relationships and fungal networks that are being created in a healthy soils. 

  • We will discuss a variety of easy ways to start a garden bed from scratch. Some involve digging, but most do not. Examples include: Sheet Mulching/Lasagna Mulching, hugelkultur beds, forrest garden beds, raised beds, straw bale gardens, 
  • No-till is easier on the body and can become a fun family activity that makes gardening nearly weed free and a joy. 
  • You'll be able to see my own no-till gardens as large as 50'x30' and as small as 1'x2', used for growing veggies, flowers, herbs, fruit and mushrooms.
  • We'll discuss the materials/mulches you may want to find for free or purchase inexpensively (cardboard, straw, hay, wood chips, top soil, compost)
  • We will discuss possible times to start a garden project & how you should tweak your method to match the season.
  • How to drill/plant seeds & store bought plants into the soil
  • No-till also requires hardly any tools at all, but we'll show off our favorite tools to use and which jobs to use them in
  • Curated resources/recommendations for further learning & engagement

No-Till Gardening - Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch
No-Till Gardening - Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch
No-Till Gardening - Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch
No-Till Gardening - Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch
No-Till Gardening - Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch
No-Till Gardening - Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch
No-Till Gardening - Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch
No-Till Gardening - Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch
No-Till Gardening - Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch