What do you need to do to get your garden ready for the cold weather? How can you best protect your soil, nutrients, and plants over the winter? What can you do now to get your garden in good shape for the spring? In this workshop, we'll discuss different methods and aspects of getting a garden winter-ready, including cover cropping, mulching, and protecting perennial plants. We'll also share strategies and best practices for continuing to grow food throughout the coldest months, including which crops are most cold-hardy, how to protect your crops from winter weather, and how to store your crops for longevity.
Nicole Sugerman has been a small-scale, organic-method farmer and farm educator for over ten years. She currently works as the co-manager of Guild House Farm, a project of Greener Partners in North Philadelphia. As GHF co-manager, she shares responsibility for all aspects of maintaining a half-acre production farm, a high tunnel, and a small fruit orchard. She also supports an onsite community garden and leads educational programming. Nicole is passionate about growing food as a mechanism for building community resiliency and strength.