I know the gardeners out there are dreaming of summer days in their garden and I have just the event to support your growing efforts, whether you're starting at the beginning or have been growing for a decade.
The classes will be taught by Matt Baker, farmer and entrepreneur, growing and selling his own produce through his LLC, That One Farmer Guy. It is a year around organic vegetable farm in Bryan, Ohio. Matt has been growing and marketing vegetables for about five years, but Matt has been cultivating plants for over 20 years. Using his 12,000 sq’ of high tunnels, he is always the first and last grower to market with premium tomatoes. The high tunnels allow him to specialize in early season, late season, and deep winter salad production. His business manages to grow about 25,000 lbs of hand-tended food annually!
9:00-10:00am Starting your own organic garden
For beginners: How do I choose seeds? How do I get some compost to start? How do I know where to lay out my garden?
10:00-11:00am Organic Growing 202
For intermediate growers: covering more tips on pest and weed control, how to grow robust plants, and how to extend the season with plenty of time for questions at the end on specific crop varieties or problems.
11:00am-12:00pm Composting & soil nutrition
For intermediate and advanced gardeners: digging into the details of soil nutrition and getting the most from your plants
The classes will be held in the upstairs classroom above Cabin Fever Coffee. They will last 30-40 minutes in content and will have time at the end for your questions. Each class will cost $10 and you will get to choose two organic seed packets to take home with you.