The Great Edible Year 12 Class Pack
Buy all 12 Great Edible Year Classes, save time and money!
Grow food year-round. This 12-month course in Edible Organic Gardening that contains my core curriculum. This collection of courses is called The Great Edible Year. Each month there will be a new course to support your seasonal gardening activities. Included are courses about indoor growing, edible landscape design, watering your edible garden, organic pest management, vertical gardening, container growing and much more.
Designing Your Edible Landscape
Edible landscapes start in the vegetable garden but they needn’t end there. Explore the elements of an edible landscape and discuss criteria for selecting edibles. Learn how to include edibles among your existing landscape. Explore how to select edible trees, shrubs and annuals to feed the family year-round. In addition to traditional vegetable gardens, including multipurpose elements in your plant selections will create a beautiful, flavorful landscape. Edible landscapes can also lead to healthier eating and cooking.
The Everlasting Harvest: Growing A Year-round Edible Garden
Eat from your yard and garden all year. This is a spirited class all about growing vegetables year-round. We will explore the Maritime Northwest planting calendar and learn how to organize the garden to grow more food. We’ll identify varieties that thrive in our climate and add nutrition to our table. We will also investigate food preservation strategies so that thrifty gardeners can extend the harvest throughout the year.
Let’s Get Growing Indoors!
It may be cold and dreary outside but you can start growing your garden now – indoors. Raising plant starts indoors is a fun activity for the whole family. This unique, hands-on session shows how to plant and grow seeds inside under lights. Learn how to setup an indoor nursery so you can get a jump on the growing season. Discover easy to grow, delicious crops that are well suited for Maritime Northwest gardens. Plant seeds to take home for your own garden.
Make Your Garden; Raised Bed and Container Gardening
From no-till to double digging explore different techniques for preparing your garden beds while improving the health of your soil. I will demystify some different cultivation methods. Discover different approaches to arranging beds and rows. Learn about how plant spacing can increase yields. Examine biointensive gardening, deep cultivation and intensive planting. Don’t be limited by soil, grow just about any vegetable, herb or fruiting plant in a container. Discover how to incorporate containers in your edible garden. Learn what makes a good container and how to arrange vegetables and herbs to maximize space, beauty and productivity. Discover sources for low-cost and free containers.
Up, Up and Out of the Way! Growing a Vertical Garden
Grow climbing vegetable and fruit varieties that taste great and grow well in our climate. Climbers take very little soil space while providing unexpected beauty and interest in your garden. Explore different vertical gardening techniques for Pacific Northwest gardens and urban farms. Discover time-tested, delicious varieties that love to climb and produce enormous amounts of food! Learn techniques to make the most of your vertical spaces and how to construct attractive and functional trellises, teepees and arbors.
Watering Your Edible Garden
Watering is an essential element in a successful edible garden. It is a huge job, messy job. If you are looking for some solutions to watering your edible garden, this class is for you. You will learn all about how and when to water, how much your plants need and what tools are best for the garden and your pocketbook. Learn how to extend the life of tools and best of all, how to fix a leaking hose. We’ll go shopping to see if we can find any “worthy watering tools.” Discover how you can use simple drip irrigation in the garden without setting up a complicated system. Extras lessons include demonstrations of making a simple drip irrigation line and repairing a vintage ball valve. Keeping the water flowing with maintenance and repair tips. This class will help you conquer watering this season!
Don’t Squish That Bug! Organic Pest Management for the Home Gardener
What are all those things crawling and flying around your garden and are they dangerous? This lively session about insects in the garden will give you the confidence to know what to do when you encounter a new creature. Almost every bug is either beneficial or feeds beneficial organisms so it’s important to know who is friend and who is foe. Participants will learn how to encourage beneficial creatures to live in their gardens.
Fall and Winter Gardening
It’s almost never too late to plant something to eat here in the temperate Maritime Northwest. Late July and Early August is a perfect time to get your late fall and winter crops in the ground. In this class, we will explore the vegetable varieties that will thrive in your cool season garden. We will discover crops that are best suited for your garden, when to plant them for the biggest harvest and learn about local seed houses that offer beautiful and tasty varieties. We will develop a planting plan for fall, winter and over-wintering crops.
Putting Your Garden to Bed
It’s not over yet! Early fall is an important time in the year-round edible garden. This class is all putting your garden to bed for the season. Learn about essential fall garden chores that help build soil, slow stormwater runoff and combat pests and disease while increasing the attractiveness of your fall garden. We’ll explore what to plant in fall for spring abundance. We will also talk about what to do with late fall fruit and vegetable harvests. Get ready to be inspired to rake leaves, can apple sauce and sow some seeds for next year!
Something’s Rotting; Build Healthy Soil And Make Better Compost
Healthy soil can reduce your water bill and slow down stormwater runoff. If you have been wanting to learn more about your garden soil and how to make compost, this call is for you. Learn everything you need to know to build healthy soil so that your garden is disease and pest resistant while producing barrels of food. We’ll talk about soils, soil testing, seasonal chores and how to make better compost. Learn to compost yard and food waste to make a valuable resource for your garden. Discover the magic of mulch and how fall leaves are the stuff that garden dreams are made on.
Edible Perennials for Pacific Northwest Gardens
If you want to eat from your yard but you can’t keep up with the planting and composting and watering and weeding, include perennial edibles in your landscape. This class explores the different perennial food crops that thrive in Maritime Northwest gardens. Perennial edibles are often the first crops to ripen in spring and the last to go in the fall. They are carefree and easy to grow. Expand your horizons and ease your garden work by including edible perennials in your garden.
Seed Saving: Free Seeds in Your Backyard
Seed saving is an age-old practice that is easy and fun for everyone. You may never buy seeds again! Explore how you can grow and save your own seeds. Learn about the vegetables and flowers that are easy to grow for seed. Discover what kinds seeds to use for successful seed saving. We will save dry, wet and fermented seeds. See how to save seeds from several different plants that may have growing in your garden or yard.
You'll have access to new classes as they are released each month.
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