February 23 Water: Slow it, Sink it, Spread it, Save it
Whether El Nino or drought, learning how to capture and use water can transform your garden.
Participants will be able to: identify the most relevant water capture system(s) for their property (may include swales, dams, earthworks, ponds, greywater); use an A-frame to identify contour lines (for swales), and know how to implement the best system for their circumstances. Also, vermiculture! (which we didn't get to today on account of all there was to talk about soil!)
Cost:$40. To register: www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-more-food-home-permaculture-series-tickets-52425057759.
Here are photos from today's class, which focused on soil. Marian took the class outside and taught everyone how to make the perfect compost! Here is a description of today's class:
Soil: Ground Zero for Garden & Planetary Health
Learn the definition and components of soil, and what it takes to best support your garden.
Participants will be able to: identify soil characteristics based on texture, structure and types of plants growing in it; know what turns soil into dirt; understand basic plant biology (and why never to buy petrochemically-based fertilizers again); compost and vermicompost; understand the importance of organic matter in soil.
Photos by Alison Clary
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