The Resilience Hub is offering a 13-part Garden School Series starting in mid-February. The series is a collaboration between the Hub, Rooted in Resilience, the Cumberland County Cooperative Extension, Fedco Seeds, and Edgewood Nursery.
This “seed to storage” series will be a chance for beginning gardeners to connect with more experienced growers and learn the basics of growing food at home. We believe that gardening is a life-long pursuit and there is always more to learn.
These hands-on, participatory workshops will be held from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension unless otherwise noted – see below for a full list of the series workshops. The gardens at Tidewater Farm will provide an opportunity to follow the progress of a garden tended by Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. Participants will come away with practical knowledge that can be applied in the home garden, and there will be time to check in with questions during every class.
Cost is $10 – $25 sliding scale. The true cost of this workshop is $20 per person. Our aim is to have this series accessible to all people, contact us about scholarship opportunities. To sign up, become a member of our Meetup group: https://www.meetup.com/maine-permaculture/.
February 18: Garden Design and Planning with Mary Wicklund from Rooted in Resilience
March 10: Seed Starting with Heron Breen and Buddy Thomas from Fedco Seeds
April 14: Overview of Soil – Soil Biology and Sheet Mulching with Mary Wicklund from Rooted in Resilience and Aaron Parker from Edgewood Nursery
May 12: Composting and Vermicomposting Made Easy with Mary Wicklund from Rooted in Resilience
June 9 : Water Systems: Drip Irrigation and Rain Barrels with Mary Wicklund from Rooted in Resilience
June 30: What’s Possible with Guilds/Companion Planting & Forest Gardening with Aaron Parker from Edgewood Nursery
July 14: Problems and Pests: Summer Garden Status for Success with Heron Breen from Fedco Seeds
July 28: Freezing Green Beans and Canning Dilly Beans with Mary Wicklund from Rooted in Resilience
August 25: Taste Trials – Summer Bounty of Tomato and Melon Varieties with Heron Breen from Fedco Seeds
September 1: Season Extension Techniques with Mary Wicklund from Rooted in Resilience and Heron Breen from Fedco Seeds
September 22: Root Cellaring with Jason Lilley from Cumberland County Cooperative Extension
October 13: Fermentation Techniques with Kate Wallace of the Resilience Hub
October 27: Planting Garlic and Season Review with Mary Wicklund of Rooted in Resilience