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Fall Vegetable Gardening Workshop

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September 22, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Greensgrow Farms
2501 E. Cumberland Street
Philadelphia, PA 19125 United States
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215.427.2780 x5

Registration Required. Farm your city – get back into the garden this fall! Enjoy fresh food from your garden longer with less worries from heat stress, pests and plant diseases. Join staff expert Annie Preston to learn how to grow a variety of hardy greens and root veggies into the colder months.

We will focus on planning a healthy fall vegetable garden and techniques for extending the season. We’ll talk about which veggies to grow, key dates, soil-warming techniques, how to use hoops and row covers, and best practices to help you set up your fall & winter veggies for success. We ask that all participants to come with a basic layout of their garden and notes on the light it gets so we can tailor these season extension tips to your space. We’ll take you in the high tunnels to show how we grow at Greensgrow Farms.

In addition to demos and instruction, everyone will go home with information on frost and seeding dates, and how planting and harvest timing is affected by cold weather. Don’t miss your chance to turn every season into a growing season!

If you can’t make this date, Ari will be teaching the same workshop at our Greensgrow West location, October 14th! Link here.

Annie has farmed and gardened in Philly for nine growing seasons, and is especially interested in seed saving, permaculture design, and building soil health. Backyard gardening during childhood, wwoofing at farms after high school, and learning from the inter-generational wisdom of community gardeners have all nourished her love of growing. In 2010, she helped to establish and manage the Neighborhood Foods farm with Urban Tree Connection in West Philadelphia, growing fruits and vegetables for a farmstand and community supported agriculture program. At the Department of Parks & Recreation, she coordinated the Junior Farmers Program, a youth gardening education program at recreation centers across the city that planted children’s gardens and cultivated ecological and food literacy.

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations within 72 hours of the start of class are nonrefundable or transferable. Workshop refunds and transfers requested earlier than 72 hours before the class start time will be charged a $5.00 processing fe

Photo courtesy: https://www.farmersfriendllc.com/collections/frost-protection-covers


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