Learn how to keep your organic edible garden healthy throughout the growing season. Growing your own organic produce and culinary herbs is a great way to save money and add nutritious foods to your diet. But getting your veggies and herbs planted is just the first step to growing your own food. Taught by garden educators at Gardeneers, this program will give you the knowledge you need to care for your plants so you can gather baskets full of produce all season long. Get care and maintenance tips on:
- soil health for food production;
- seasonality, season extension, crop planning and companion planting;
- before-and-after plant care, including direct seeding, transplanting, seed saving, composting and putting the garden to bed at the end of the season; and
- healthy growth care such as trellising, weeding, watering, pest management, fertilizing, pruning and harvesting.
Whether you’re interested in starting your own full-scale organic garden, or if you simply want to grow a few herbs on your windowsill to spice up your cooking, this class will help you get there!
Since 2013, Gardeneers has worked to provide students with access to healthy foods in schools in food-insecure neighborhoods throughout Chicago. In recent years, Gardeneers has come to see their work as social and racial justice work in the form of school garden education. Recognizing that food inequity across the country is a result of deeply rooted racism, staff teach that growing one’s own food is a form of power and a way to support one’s community. The hope is that one day every person will have easy access to fresh, nourishing food and that all communities will be healthy and sustainable.
How do I access the program?
- A link to join the program will be included in the Order Summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
- Click on the link at the scheduled date and time.
- The program will be recorded.