Medicinal Garden Apprentice

Come get your hands dirty in this season-long garden adventure. This course digs deep into principles and techniques of growing and harvesting medicinal herbs in the vegetable garden. Hone your skills to coax medicinal plants into being, while protecting veggies from insects and increasing yields.

Topics include: garden planning, starting seeds, planting & transplanting, harvest, rotation, companion planting, microclimate, pollinators, pest control, forest gardens & food forests, bioremediation, season extension, soil, water, and more.

This is a participatory course: plant walks, group harvesting, & hands-on practice form the core of this course.

Participants take home herbs harvested in class, as well as plants and seeds, and clear written information on the recipes, guiding principles, and uses of herbs discussed.

This course is appropriate for all levels of gardeners, in bud and in bloom.  Join us on the farm!

As always, children are welcome, but they are their parents’ responsibility while they’re here.

Schedule

This class will not be running in 2020 to make time for other projects.  Feel free to put your name on the interested list for 2021!

Organic Gardening Principles, Garden Mapping, & Companion Planting, May

Growing Medicinal Plants: Seeds, Transplants, Rotations, & More, June

Pollinators & Pests, July

Microclimate, Soil, & Water, August

Season Extension, Cover Crops, & Planning, September

Make Up Day, just in case! September

Tuition & Sign Up  

Tuition for all classes and materials is $440, $396 before April 1 (10% discount).  You can also sign up to take individual sections of the course for $100, provided there’s space in the class.  Work-trade is available; see the work-trade policy for details.

This class will not be running in 2020 to make time for other projects.  Feel free to put your name on the interested list for 2021 by Contacting Us.

 

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