The Eco-Garden Workshop Series is designed to support our dedicated community gardeners in their endeavors to grow organic and nutritious foods! The series is, however, not only reserved for RBR gardeners. Anyone interested in working with nature to grow their own food is welcome to partake in the series. Each workshop will focus on a new topic such as, companion planting, all-natural fertilizers, seed saving or mulching. Participants can then apply these methods to their plots at the ranch or bring these ideas back to their home garden.
All workshops are FREE for Community Garden Members
$10, $5 ACES members per session
Saturday May 5th, 2012 - Set the Stage for a Successful Season!
10am - 12pm
Prep your garden bed and plant the first hearty crops! A great time to weed, add compost or other material to your bed, plant the first crop of potatoes, onions, radishes, beets, hardy greens, carrots, turnips, etc. Plant them all companion planting style! RBR’s garden manager will be on hand to answer any questions you have or review your exciting planting calendar!
Saturday June 23rd, 2012 - Keep Production Going!
10am - 12pm
This is a good time to check in with the state of your bed and make adjustments as needed. Is it time to harvest a crop? What will you plant in that new found space? Try a foliar feed on crops in need of TLC. Perhaps you need more mulch to retain precious moisture during these hot, dry days. The Garden Manager will be on hand to help you asses your garden and make improvements as needed. Come with ideas and questions!
Saturday August 11th, 2012 - What to do with a Mountain of Veggies
10am - 12pm
August is the month of abundance! When production is this healthy, it can seem overwhelming knowing what to do with all those tomatoes, or squash, or beans! This workshop will be a chance to exchange ideas on what to do with the harvest - cooking, canning, drying, trading and more. Plus, join fellow gardeners to discuss what worked and what didn’t, glass of ice tea in hand.
Saturday September 15th, 2012 - Autumn Appreciation & Potluck
Come together to taste the diverse flavors of fall in a celebration of bounty and sharing. Bring a dish integrating veggies and herbs from your garden, take pride in all your hard work this season and relax knowing that the weeding is over!