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Growing Vegetables & Herbs in the Desert


Limited to 25 people. Reserve your space by purchasing your ticket. $15 advance. $20 at the door if not purchased online. Purchase ticket here.

In this class we will go over all the basics for growing vegetables and herbs in our region, addressing all the seasons. We will be covering how to do this organically, supporting wildlife and avoiding waging war on pests.

  • The basics of the seasons for edible gardening.

  • An introduction to compost, soil nutrition, and biology in the garden.

  • Planning and digging out the beds.

  • Where to put what: giving plants enough room and using the shade to your advantage.

  • Planting from seed vs. planting nursery-grown plants. Getting it all started.

  • Maintenance of the plants and garden bed when plants are growing.

  • Keeping pollinators happy.

  • Transitioning between the seasons.

  • Container growing for small spaces.

  • Managing your bounty: harvesting and preserving of your crops.

  • Questions and Answers.