Edible Acres will be hosting a workshop Saturday, December 10th from 10am to 12pm to get deep into winter gardening... Winter gardening!? YES! You can do a tremendous amount this time of year to build raised beds, build soil health, enhance water movement and retention and set things up for a much more productive spring season. In this two hour session we will talk about and look at the following concepts in action...
Hugelkulture - Making beautiful raised beds with wood and soil
Biochar - Converting twigs, sticks and debris into super soils
Water in the landscape - Hand dug ponds, swales, ditches...
Sheet mulching - Using free resources to reduce weeds and build soils
Soil life building - Techniques for building super soils
Protection and Defense - Ideas and strategies for deflecting / defending from animals
Cover Cropping - Saving seed and keeping soil covered and alive
We certainly will touch on other ideas as well during this in-depth walking tour. Depending on numbers of people and weather conditions we may be able to do some hands on bed building / transplanting / mulching as well. The goal will be for people to leave feeling ready and empowered to move their vision forward this winter so the possibilities for the 2017 growing season can expand!
We will finish the session with hot tea (we're planning for both home grown herbal tea as well as deeply nourishing hickory and maple syrup brew) and home made cookies and a chance to chat and share ideas. Please check weather conditions before you come and dress appropriately for 2 hours of walking and exploring outdoors.
Pre-Registration is required as we have limited space for this... Sliding scale available, you decide what you pay...
Carpooling is incredibly important. Here is a link that makes it super super easy... https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/nuexq3 - Please use this link and offer a carpool or join one. There will be an email reminder before the event. Full cars will be offered plant credit or another gift as a thank you for doing whats right!