2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops

2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops

Regular price $ 45

 

How Do I Reserve My Seat?

  • These are a mix of Adult/Teen only workshops and Child WITH Adult Classes
  • Select the type of class and the date you wish to attend
  • Select the quantity, and add it to your cart, and check out
  • We do ask that all seats be paid in full when you check out

If the date you'd like to attend is full or the dates don't work, you may contact us to see if we can schedule another date for you. If you are part of group of friends who would like to have a private lesson, contact us. We can be flexible, just ask!

Location

The Greenhouse at Tri Gable Lea Farm, 140 Marvin Road, Colchester, CT 06415
Dress in layers, it can be cold, it can be warm. 

Dates & Times

All Workshops are on Saturdays with a Snow/Rain Date on the following Sunday. We will message you if dates or times are changed/postponed/canceled.
TBD dates may be purchased in advance to reserve your seat. 

 Presently, we are holding off on the whole family and 4 season workshops until we get closer to the growing season. However we are offering this one in May! 

Saturday - March 10th 2018 1PM to 3PM - Successful Seed Starting & Early Season Crops - Adult/Teen 2 hour 

 

What will I learn in the Successful Seed Starting & Early Season Crops Workshop?

This is designed to be a hands-on workshop. You'll get to pick up tools and materials, ask questions, and see the entire process. We are dedicated to sustainable organic practices. We could add this in the title of each class, but its easier to just say all of our classes ONLY teach organic practices. 

  • We will discuss a variety of easy and advanced veggie, herb, and flower seeds to start.
  • We will discuss possible times to sow seeds indoors and the conditions you'll need to create to have them ready to plant outdoors.
  • The life cycle from dormant seed through harvest.
  • Storing seeds and testing seed viability. 
  • The structure of seeds and their diverse conditions for success.
  • How to make your own potting soils (possible ingredients and what they do).
  • What to look for in store bought potting mixes.
  • Types of pots/trays to use.
  • How to make soil blocks and why they are better than plastic pots.
  • How to set up an indoor grow light system.
  • How and when to pot-up a plant.
  • When to give up on a plant and start over.
  • How to make & use cold frames, row covers, frost blankets, and cloches to harden off plants and protect them from the elements (a core concept in 4 season gardening).

What will I learn in the Whole Family Planning & Planting Your Garden For Summer Workshop?

dates for this workshop are yet to be determined 

Remember, each purchase of $45 reserves 1 Adult & 1 Child Age 6-12. We design it this way so it is a chance to spend time together, help each other, and leave with an activities and materials you can use to continue learning together. As well, we know that you know your child best; you know if you need to excuse yourself to give your child a break. 

It will have stations of activities (seeds, soil blocks, garden beds) that we'll rotate through. It is possible that we'll go over an hour if time allows and the families are engaged. 

This is designed to be a hands-on workshop. You'll get to pick up tools and materials, ask questions, and see the entire process. We are dedicated to sustainable organic practices. We could add this in the title of each class, but its easier to just say all of our classes ONLY teach organic practices. 

  • We will discuss a variety of EASY and kid friendly veggies, herbs and flowers. These are the easiest seed and plants to work with that are likely to turn a black thumb into a green thumb.
  • Families will go home with plants and/or seeds that they can use at home. 
  • We'll talk about good and poor locations for a family garden and how to plan and start one from scratch by digging up the grass. 
  • We'll talk about the importance of checking your garden every day, what to look for, and we'll list simple tasks to do in rain or shine so your family can have a little outdoor therapy each days.
  • We will make soil blocks from scratch so you can take some home and plant seeds in them. 
  • We will learn the best ways to plant seeds and transplants; how to handle them, how deep to plant, how much to water, weather you should add fertilizer, etc. 

What will I learn in the 4 Season Harvesting: Preparing and Planting for Fall and Winter Harvests Workshop?

dates for this workshop are yet to be determined 

This is a pretty unique workshop! It seems no-one has classes on the topic of season extension for home gardeners. There are a lot of resources on line, however, local timing within the seasons is everything. We will share with you our method of timing our plantings, crop protections, and harvesting veggies and herbs ALL YEAR LONG! 

This is designed to be a hands-on workshop. You'll get to pick up tools and materials, ask questions, and see the entire process. We are dedicated to sustainable organic practices. We could add this in the title of each class, but its easier to just say all of our classes ONLY teach organic practices. 

  • Winter is coming - We will discuss the pillars of winter harvesting
  • Cold-Hardy Veggies - knowing the types of veggies & herbs that do well in freezing and sub-freezing temperatures
  • Succession Planting - knowing that you should plant a crop multiple times and when you should start and end planting
  • Protecting your plants as they grow - using row covers, cold frames, home-made greenhouses, hot beds, cloches, poly-tunnels and more. 
  • Easy, moderate and advanced crops to grow into fall & winter
  • How & when to harvest greens in freezing weather. 
  • How to leave root crops in the garden when the ground is frozen
  • Utilizing, building and maintaining a root cellar to harvest in bulk, protect, and extend the harvest into the winter months.
  • Coming out of winter - The earliest crops to plant outdoors & when to plant them so you have early spring veggies

Other Notes About Our Workshops

Because you are paying for a seat at the class, we hope you understand that we only refund your purchase if a class is canceled by us. If the class is postponed to another day, or the time of day is changed, we will do our best to let you know in advance. If for some reason you cannot attend, let us know, we will not refund your money, but we may be able to offer you an alternative date, apply your tuition toward a mushroom purchase, or help you in another way. We are reasonable people and expect that reasonable people are attending these classes. Do not purchase from us if you are an unreasonable person.

2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops
2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops
2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops
2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops
2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops
2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops
2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops
2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops
2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops
2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops
2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops
2018 Seed Starting/Organic Gardening/4 Season Harvest - 2 Hour Intensive Workshops