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Garlic, Cover Crops, and Compost
Garlic, Cover Crops, and Compost

Thu, Oct 12


online with Zoom

Garlic, Cover Crops, and Compost

Join us for the October class of the Grow Your Own Produce Workshop Series.

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Time & Location

Oct 12, 2023, 6:00 PM PDT – Oct 13, 2023, 8:00 PM PDT

online with Zoom

About the event

October is a time for returning inward and thinking about nourishing the soil for the future garden. This class will highlight soil building methods including mulches, composting, leaf mold and more. We will discuss types of cover crops for building soil tilth and fixing nitrogen. Mushrooms can be inoculated in the garden in October.  Garlic goes in the ground this month for summer harvest. We will talk about the different types of garlic and best varieties for our region. As our weather turns colder in October, gardeners may want to provide some shelter for their plants. We will discuss strategies for sheltering plants from the cold. This class highlights what is happening in the garden in October, how to tend to your garden, and prepare for the coming month. Handouts will include a to do list for the month, information on soil building methods, how to grow garlic, an overview of cover crops, and other pertinent information.

Handouts will be provided by email before the class begins. Participants will receive a video recording of the class and a pdf of the slides by the Monday prior to the class. The class session is a live discussion and Q & A session about the content of the video and other pertient topics for the garden in October.

This class is the ninth class in a ten class workshop series designed to help you maximize your yields and endeavors in the garden by providing an overview of key activities to engage in at the right time each month from February through November.

Facilitator Marisha Auerbach has spent many years observing and interacting in her garden and in the greater bioregion. She has been growing most of her own produce year round for the past decade. Each month, she will provide you with a checklist for the month ahead. We will discuss different subjects that are pertinent to the garden each month with supported handouts.

These online classes are available as a ten class series ($185), a five class consecutive series ($100), or as individual events ($25 each).

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