Micro-Farming Fundamentals Course Series

Micro-Farming Fundamentals Course Series

Previously Held January 12, 2023 - March 24, 2023
Sycamore Park Community Center
Calling all garden gurus and want-to-be gardeners! The Potting Shed is offering a 6-part educational series on horticultural fundamentals of micro-farming, homesteading, self-sustaining, and survival practices. There is something for everyone to learn with this new educational series. VOTED A JOLT WORTHY EVENT!

Event Information

Sycamore Park Community Center
1051 Sycamore
The Potting Shed
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$50 per person per class

Classes offered locally pertaining to horticultural fundamentals of micro-farming, homesteading, self-sustaining, and survival practices. Each class will include guest speakers, host businesses, activities, and refreshments. The cost is $50 per course cost (price covers instruction and all activity materials) or all 6 classes for a discounted rate of $250. The first class will take place at the Sycamore Park Community Center on Thursday, January 12th beginning at 5:30 pm. Register for classes online here.

  • Meet and Greet  Thursday, January 12th at 5:30 pm; Class starts at 6 pm
  • Class #1 of 6 Thursday, January 12th, 2023, 6 pm Class topics include: Fall/Winter/Spring Review such as seed saving, season extension, mulching, perennial care/bulbs, inventory/ordering and much more Class Activity: Seed Saving Collection
  • Class #2 Thursday, January 26th, 2023 Class Topics: Indoor growing techniques, overwintering, houseplant care, windowsill herbs, microgreens/sprouts, harvest preservation. Class activity: Aromatherapy dried floral arrangement
  • Class #3 Thursday, February 9th, 2023 6 pm Class Topics: Raised garden bed design/container gardening, recycling materials, composting, fertilizing, livestock benefits Class Activity: Worm Bins
  • Class #4 Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 6 pm Class Topics: soil/water sampling, drip irrigation, water retention/ conservation. Guest speaker San Juan Soil and Water Conservation. Class Activity: soil and water sampling kits - rescheduled for March 2nd and co-hosted with San Juan Soil and Water Conservation, in-depth oil and Water topics specific to the San Juan County watershed region. Soil and water testing kits provided as an activity. Lots of handouts and information will be provided.
  • Class #5 Thursday, March 9th, 2023 6 pm Class Topics: Landscaping with native/xeriscape, trees, annuals/perennials, cover crops/micro-clover lawns Class Activity: Spring Starter Trays
  • Class #6 Thursday, March 23rd, 2023 6 pm Class Topics: Certification/Training programs, local resources, and education, farmers market, local farmer linking programs Class Activity: Garden Journal Portfolios

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