No-Till Gardening - Easy/Low Labor Methods for Starting a Garden From Scratch - Intensive Online Class
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How do I watch this class on-demand?
This class IS available on-demand! You do NOT need to watch it live on Zoom or register. Instead, just add this to your cart, check out, & we will email you all of the video(s) & materials!
What will I learn in the Workshop?
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.
During this Zoom Webinar/Class, you will be able to type questions and chat with other participants while Mark presents. If needed, you can "raise your hand" and Mark can allow you to talk to the class and ask a clarifying question that can help to deepen everyone's learning.
Following the class, Mark will email you more information to get you going and continue your learning.
These materials will include links to products that are both economical but of good quality. If there was a presentation or handout for the class, you'll also receive those. You can also reply back with questions and Mark will try his best to be your remote learning mentor and point you in the right direction.
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