Hands On Nashville’s Backyard Sustainable Gardening Workshops
Spring 2014 dates announced: March 15, April 19, May 17
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Garden Bed Building
Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
March is a great time to start a garden, so let us help you kick-start your veggies! In this workshop, we’ll teach you how to build a small raised-bed garden through hands-on experience. We’ll also talk about how to find the best place for your garden at home, when to start different plants, how to minimize weeds in the garden, and how to extend your growing season to really maximize your new bed. Every participant will leave with all the materials they need to build their own 4’x4’ raised bed at home, along with some seeds to plant!
Companion Planting & Pest Management
Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Vegetable gardens are an enjoyable way to keep your kitchen stocked with delicious food, but how do you keep the bugs from chowing down on your tomatoes before you get to them? During this workshop, we’ll talk about some Integrated Pest Management techniques to keep your plants healthy, maximize your growing space, and help you keep nasty chemicals out of your garden. Companion planting is one great pest-prevention strategy. Each participant will take home plants that are perfect for companion planting!
Growing Edible Mushrooms
Saturday, May 17, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Edible mushrooms are a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal, and can be grown year-round. During this workshop, we’ll talk about how to grow a variety of edible mushrooms at home. Each participant will go home with two bags of mushroom-making magic!
Urban Agriculture Program Manager
361 Wimpole Drive.