2016 Garlic & Harvest Symposium

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1600 N Union Blvd

1600 North Union Boulevard

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

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Pikes Peak Urban Gardens and Galileo School of Math & Science are happy to present the 2016 Garlic & Harvest Symposium. This symposium is an all-day, educational event celebrating this year's bountiful garden harvest and all things garlic. Attend the morning session, afternoon session or both! A wealth of information will be provided by knowledgeable and experienced garden and homestead enthusiasts from within our community.

All tickets must be purchased online prior to the event. Seating is very limited and early registration is strongly encouraged. Refunds are not available.

Vendors will be in attendance offering gardening and homesteading supplies, along with locally-grown garlic available for purchase. The Galileo Garden Project welcomes you to tour the garden, geodesic growing dome and the farm stand which will be offering fresh veggies for sale.

Chef Lyn from Seeds Community Cafe will recreate his famous garlic ice cream! This is a sweet treat for everyone in attendance, and should not to be missed! The purchase of an afternoon session ticket includes lunch, graciously provided by Whole Foods and Papa John's.

A great selection of Larry's gourmet garlic will be auctioned to the highest bidder at the conclusion of the morning session class so bring your checkbooks. Proceeds will benefit Pikes Peak Urban Gardens' 2017 programs.


The Symposium consists of two sessions:

The Morning Session from 10:00am - 11:30am ($10)
Larry Stebbins, Director of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens will teach you how to prepare your beds for the fall season, and walk you through a year of growing great garlic.

The Afternoon Session from 12:40pm - 3:30pm ($25, lunch included)
Choose from two educational tracks offering three classes each. Each class will be 50-minutes in length.
The Gardening Track will include classes on Season Extending, Seed Saving and Harvest Preservation
The Homesteading Track will include classes on Backyard Farming 101, Beekeeping and Harvest Preservation

Season Extending
Join Larry Stebbins, Director of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens and Claudia Stover of Growing Spaces Growing Domes to learn how to affordably extend your harvest through many easy to construct season extending structures. You will be planting in early March and harvesting until early December. Many of the methods have been shown to give hail protection as well. Claudia will present on how off-the-grid greenhouse geodesic domes could provide you with a year round harvest.

Seed Saving
Saving seeds is an economical way to keep growing the most successful plants in your garden for generations. Learn what you need to know to collect and store vegetable, fruit, and flower seeds in this informative class that covers seed saving of your favorite garden plants. Different techniques of gathering and practical examples of successful seed saving will be discussed.

Harvest Preservation
Ever wanted to learn how to put up your garden fruits and veggies? This is the class for you! Come learn the basics to both, water-bath and pressure canning. You will walk away with the needed skills and knowledge to begin preserving many different foods that you can enjoy well in to the winter.

Backyard Farming 101
Backyard Farming 101 is an introduction to producing food on the Front Range, with emphasis on integrating the systems of your backyard farm to reduce the amount of “inputs” (time, effort, money, water, fertilizer, etc.) needed for your farm to produce. This class will introduce you to the eight most common systems in backyard farming: water, vegetables, fruit producers, poultry, rabbits, bees, goats, and aquaponics and teach you the basics of system integration.

Beekeeping
Learn how sweet it is to have honeybees in your own backyard! This class will discuss what it takes to keep a hive healthy, happy and humming throughout the year while covering the basics of beekeeping. We will highlight the benefits of backyard beekeeping and provide you with information on the important role honeybees play in our food system.

Harvest Preservation
Ever wanted to learn how to put up your garden fruits and veggies? This is the class for you! Come learn the basics to both, water-bath and pressure canning. You will walk away with the needed skills and knowledge to begin preserving many different foods that you can enjoy well in to the winter.


All tickets must be purchased online prior to the event. Seating is very limited and early registration is strongly encouraged. Refunds are not available.



Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to the event?
Bring something to take notes with (paper, pen, tablet).
A reusable shopping bag would be useful to carry anything you purchase from vendors or receive in class.

What happens between 9:00am and 10:00am?
Doors open at 9:00am. No early entry is permitted.
Vendors will be in attendance offering gardening and homesteading supplies, along with locally-grown garlic available for purchase. The Galileo Garden Project welcomes you to tour the garden, geodesic growing dome and the farm stand which will be offering fresh veggies for sale.

What happens between 11:30am and 12:40pm?
Vendors will be available, as well a tour through the Galileo Garden.
Lunch will be served to those attending the afternoon session classes.

What will be served for lunch?
Papa John's will provide pizza, and Whole Foods will provide fresh salads. Fresh, flavored waters will be available.

Can I purchase an afternoon session ticket without lunch?
No, but you are welcome to bring your own lunch to enjoy between the morning session and afternoon session.

How long is each afternoon session class?
Each afternoon session class is 50 minutes in length. A 10-minute break is scheduled between classes.

Is parking available?
Parking is available at the Galileo School of Math & Sciene, and across the street in the WalMart Neighborhood Market parking lot. Please respect walkways and do not block traffic.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Your ticket is non-transferable on the day of the event. Any necessary changes to your ticket must be made before 5:00pm on Friday, August 16th. No refunds are available.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email tally@ppugardens.org with any questions you may have.

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