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Getting Started in Your Organic Garden


Shasta College is having four Spring 2012 workshops. The first is titled Getting Started in Your Organic Garden on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 1 PM to 3 PM at the Community Teaching Garden (off the northeaster loop road, down a gravel road). The presentations this Saturday will be by Jim Collins, Garden Manager and Wayne Kessler of Shambani Organics (a local nurseryman known for his quality vegetable starts).

The workshop is for novice to seasoned gardeners seeking to improve productivity. It will help you with planning and developing an organic garden, including information on

  • acquiring good seed
  • preparing your soil for planting
  • developing an efficient watering system
  • avoiding common mistakes to get you off to a good start.

Bring your questions and problems, from beginning to advanced, and they will help you find a solution.rFee: $15.00 For registration information call (530) 242-7630 or Register by going online, and click on “Pathways.”

Other upcoming Shasta College workshops include:

Sunday, March 18, 2012, from 1 PM to 3 PM – A seed starting workshop by Kalan Redwood

Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 1 PM to 3 PM – Non-Toxic Insect Management by Jim Collins

Sunday, April 15, 2012, from 1 PM to 3 PM – Permaculture by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper

For workshop information call (530) 242-2248 or e-mail teachinggarden@shastacollege.edu

FREE Community Service General Gardening Workshops are also given every Wednesday from 10 AM to noon at the Community Teaching Garden. The on-going, weekly, FREE workshops provide hands-on experience as well as instruction in: preparing soil, making beds, planting seeds and transplants, mulching, composting, building irrigation systems, designing garden areas, and dealing with pest and weeds in non-toxic ways. Presenters: Jim Collins, Wayne Kessler, or Pamela Spoto. No registration needed for Wednesday workshops only – just show up. Be sure to bring water, gloves, and a hat!