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Dig Deeper: Organic Vegetable Gardening

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Harry Myers Community Center

815 East Washington Street

Rockwall, TX 75087

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Expand your vegetable gardening knowledge by learning about how plants eat, soil biology, water quality, why you should use organic seeds, cover crops, common pests & diseases, season extensions techniques, pruning and more. Also, students will be invited to join an ongoing learning group where followup questions will be answered by the instructors, Kim Martin & Laurie Bostic.

Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic started Barking Cat Farm, a small acreage specialty farm, in 2004, thereby ruining a perfectly good hobby and opening up unexpected career paths. In addition to regularly teaching horticulture classes, Kim is responsible for crop planning, variety selection, forecasting production, propagation, disease and pest control, soil health, marketing and more. Laurie is the chief tractor mechanic, irrigation specialist, small equipment and fencing expert, insect identifier, and groundskeeper. She also helps with growing and sales.

Barking Cat Farm focuses on growing high quality crops in an organic and sustainable manner. Brix testing is done regularly to monitor the nutritional quality of the produce and compost and compost teas are applied to the soil to ensure that soil biology is constantly improving. Both Laurie & Kim have their Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Design Course. Both have studied under Dr. Elaine Ingham and are working towards becoming Certified Soil Life Consultants. They offer permaculture design and soil biology consulting services to other growers and gardeners.

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