$170 – $270

Dig In! 2022: Six-Part Edible Gardening Series

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Garden for the Environment

1590 7th Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94122

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Learn the fundamentals of successfully growing food in your backyard in this engaging series taught by local gardening experts!

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Dig In! -- GFE's Six-Part Edible Gardening Series

Saturdays from 10am - 12pm on March 26th, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. One registration enrolls you in all six sessions!

Do you want to get your hands dirty? Learn how to garden this spring!

This six-part workshop series is designed to teach you everything you need to start growing food in your backyard in a supportive, hands-on environment.

San Francisco provides a perfect climate for growing food year-round! Even a small backyard space can be enough to grow healthy vegetables. In this workshop series you will learn about the types of beds and containers in which to grow your plants and how to build healthy soil, build a simple irrigation system, plant and care for veggies, and harvest your crops.

All materials and tools will be provided for the workshops at GFE. Please bring your own gardening gloves.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Part I: Site Assessment-- March 26th

Learn about the reasons you may want to grow your own food and choosing how and where you want to plant. We'll walk you through a site assessment exercise and cover different ways to grow crops, from in ground to raised beds and containers, helping you choose what is appropriate for your space.

Part II: Growing Healthy Soil -- April 2nd

Learn about soil types and how to create and maintain healthy soil for vegetable growing, and then add and amend soil in a GFE raised vegetable bed.

Part III: DIY Drip Irrigation -- April 9th

Learn about basic home drip irrigation systems, how to put drip irrigation parts together with hands-on practice, and see an assortment of irrigation configurations in use at GFE.

Part IV: Planting Calendars & Crop Rotation -- April 16th

Learn about what vegetables you can grow at each time of year and how to alternate crops to prevent disease and keep your soil healthy, then make a planting plan for a GFE vegetable bed.

Part V: Planting Your Edible Garden -- April 23rd

Learn tips and techniques for planting seeds and seedlings and then plant some GFE veggie beds based on the plans made in the previous workshop.

Part VI: Care & Harvest of Your Backyard Garden -- April 30th

Learn how to maintain your veggie plants as they grow, keep them healthy and free of pests, and when and how to harvest different types of vegetables. We will celebrate the end of the course by harvesting from the GFE veggie beds so you can test San Francisco-grown produce!

COVID-19 information (as of December 2021):

  • GFE Mask Guidelines: All participants must wear masks except when eating or drinking. We will update this policy as necessary.
  • You will be required to sign a liability waiver upon arrival.
  • Please cancel your shift and do not come to GFE if you develop COVID19 symptoms on or before the day of your workshop (fever, chills, repeated shaking / shivering, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, feeling unusually weak or fatigued, new loss of taste or smell, muscle pain, headache, runny or congested nose, or diarrhea)
  • GFE will continue to monitor the COVID19 situation in San Francisco and make any necessary changes to the workshop based on City guidelines.

No walk-up registration permitted for this course. 

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Garden for the Environment

1590 7th Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94122

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We are San Francisco's teaching and demonstration garden - learn to garden with us!

Our workshops teach people to garden sustainably and our instructors are gardening experts with years of experience. We believe in hands-on education and design our workshops to be dynamic and educational. 

 

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