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Soil Formation and Development for the Vegetable Garden Workshop

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Gwinnett Tech's Learn In Farm

5150 Sugarloaf PKWY

Lawrencecville, GA 30043

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Gwinnett Technical College in partnership with Alegre Farm in Dacula, Georgia is offering rigorous and relevant courses designed to enhance skills and appreciation of sustainable agriculture in farming practices that are economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible, but yet productive. We provide learning opportunities that transform the lives of people, organizations, and communities. Students will learn both theory and practical skills supporting agricultural sustainability.

Soil Formation and Development for the Vegetable Garden - 4 week course

Gardening year round is easy and rewarding in our mild Georgia Piedmont region climate. Learn how to successful development a healthy soil system using some environmental responsible management strategies. This course stresses soil structure and texture to help you understand soil properties as they affect vegetable crops in the garden; Management skills of the soil fertility with emphasis on sustainable production. The processes needed to produce high yield and the ability to create organic matter to maintain soil fertility.

This Four-week series starts October 26th and continues every Thursday through November 16th.

Classes are from 6-8pm

$ 79.00 for all four sessions

15 Max Participants

Class dates are: October 26th, November 2nd, 9th, and 16th

About The Instructor

Tony is the lead instructor in the Sustainable Urban Agricultural program at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Born on a farm in South Louisiana, Tony was the eighth generation in his family to farm in Saint Landry Parish. As a student at Southern University and A&M College, Tony began his lifelong education in Agriculture. Tony holds a B.A. degree in Government, a degree in Horticulture from Gwinnett Technical College and has many years of large market garden production experience. After college Tony served in the Army for 7 years, working in telecommunications with a top secret clearance. During his service in Vietnam, he served as an LRRP team leader and as acting platoon sergeant for the 101st, Airborne Brigade Reconnaissance Platoon. Tony retired after 30 years in corporate America as regional manager of Southeastern sales with GTE. He is currently owner-operator of a landscape company. Tony is also a Certified Permaculture Instructor, Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, PLANET Landscape Industry Certified Professional, Georgia Master Gardener and a Square Foot Garden Instructor. Tony believes that education is the future of small farmers. Knowledge of crop production and less dependency on inputs and petroleum products is the key to profitability. Tony is currently serving as a Dekalb County Supervisor on the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission of Georgia and as the facilitator of Gwinnett Tech's Learn-In Farm, located on the campus to teach students how to examine environmental factors such as light, temperature, rainfall, wind, soil and fire separately and to learn how important each one is to the agroecosystem and ultimately to each plant.


Our goal is to introduce sustainable agriculture to Georgians. By providing them with an understanding of how agriculture integrates three main goals: environmental stewardship, farm profitability, and prosperous farming communities. In this class students will learn from their surroundings and apply the class lessons learned to their everyday life, effectively becoming lifelong learners.

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