This intensive class will provide a solid foundation to further your lifelong study, enjoyment, and practice of organic gardening. Instructors include Orin Martin, manager of UCSC’s Alan Chadwick Garden and a long-time teacher in the renowned UCSC Farm & Garden Apprenticeship Program, along with local organic farmers Zoe Hitchner and Sky DeMuro of Everett Family Farm.
The 2-day course will be offered Saturday and Sunday, April 27–28. Classes will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The course will cover the basic suite of skills involved in developing a successful organic garden, including soil assessment and bed preparation, composting, planting, irrigation, crop care, harvest, and cover cropping. Each day will include both lectures and hand-on practice, giving participants a chance to get their hands dirty while they learn.
This course is ideal for community members and students involved in campus and community gardens, or looking to enhance their urban homesteading skills.
Classes and hands-on activities will take place at the Alan Chadwick Garden on the UC Santa Cruz campus. Cost of the course is $250, with a $25 discount for Friends of the Farm & Garden members. Active UCSC Docents can register for $175.00. Pre-registration by April 24 is required.
To register online, see http://gardencruz.bpt.me. You can also send a check made payable to “UC Regents” to: Amy Bolton, CASFS/UCSC Farm, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, attn: Garden Cruz. For additional details, contact Amy Bolton at 831.459-3240, or firstname.lastname@example.org..