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Dig In! - Six-Part Edible Gardening Series

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Garden for the Environment

1590 7th Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94122

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Dig In! - Six-Part Edible Gardening Series

March 31st, April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and May 5th - Saturdays from 10am to 12pm
Cost: $150 for the full six-part series (limited $125 Early Bird tickets available!)

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

This six-part workshop series is designed after our renowned Get Up! training program and will teach you everything you need to start growing food in your backyard.

San Francisco provides a perfect climate for growing food year-round food! Even a small backyard space can be enough to grow healthy veggies. In this six-part workshop series, we will first build a raised bed together, and then you will learn how to make healthy soil, build a simple irrigation system, plant and care for veggies, and harvest your crops.

The full six-part course is $150 - but if you sign up soon you can take advantage of a limited number of $125 Early Bird tickets! All materials, tools, and gloves will be provided for the workshops at GFE. Registering on this page will sign you up for the full series of six workshops.


Part I: Raised Bed Construction

March 31st, 10am to 12pm
Instructors: Adam Long and Rino Bortolin

Learn about different types of raised beds and reasons you might want one to grow veggies, and then work with the teachers and other workshop participants to build a new raised bed at GFE!


Part II: Growing Healthy Soil

April 7th, 10am to 12pm
Instructor: Pritha Golden

Learn about soil types and how to create and maintain healthy soil for vegetable growing, and then add and amend soil in the new bed that you built the previous week.


Part III: DIY Drip Irrigation

April 14th, 10am to 12pm
Instructor: Ellyn Shea

Learn about basic home drip irrigation systems, learn how to put drip irrigation parts together with hands-on practice, and then build a drip irrigation system for the new built veggie bed.


Part IV: Planting Calendars & Crop Rotation

April 21st, 10am to 12pm
Instructor: Emilie Winfield

Learn about what veggies 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 the new veggie bed.


Part V: Planting Your Edible Garden

April 28th, 10am to 12pm
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Learn tips and techniques for planting seeds and seedlings and then plant out the new veggie beds you built based on the plans made in the previous workshop.


Part VI: Care & Harvest of Your Backyard Garden

May 5th, 10am to 12pm
Instructor: Carey Craddock

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.

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FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options?

Although there is street parking available, it can be challenging on weekends. Public transportation is frequent and nearby, so it's a great option! The 6, 36, 43, and 44, bus lines and the N Judah all run within a few blocks of the garden. Forest Hill Station is also nearby and you can take the 43 or 44 directly from there to the garden.

What should I bring to the workshop?

Classes are held outside in our teaching garden. We recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen, comfortable closed toed shoes, a full water bottle, and lots of layers. You may also want to bring a notebook to take notes on what you are learning and you are welcome to bring food and join us for a picnic lunch in the garden at noon.

Do you ever cancel workshops?

We try our best not to cancel, but if the weather forecast suggests it is very likely to be pouring rain, we will cancel the workshop and notify attendees by 5pm the day before. We do hold classes in drizzling weather, however, so come prepared with rain gear. We are also occasionally forced to cancel workshops due to other unforeseen circumstances. In any case, we will happily register you for another workshop or refund your workshop fee.

Happy gardening!

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