Registration now open for 2011 Garden Education Program

April 26, 2011

Author: Neighborhood Farm Initiative

Category: General News


Get gardening this year with the Neighborhood Farm Initiative’s Gardening Education Program!

The gardening education program is a season-long,hands-on training course in organic vegetable gardening. The course includes your own garden plot, everything you need to grow your garden, and bi-weekly instruction in all aspects of starting and maintaining the garden, from testing and preparing the soil to planting, maintenance, and pest management!

What’s included in the program:

  • Your own 12’x12’ community garden plot for the 2011 growing season
  • All seeds and transplants
  • Compost and soil amendments
  • Seasonal use of drip irrigation system, trellises, stakes
  • Your own trowel and a pair of gloves, plus seasonal use of NFI’s communal
    tools
  • Bi-weekly hands-on classes to provide you with the knowledge you need to
    grow your organic garden
  • Weekly staffed hours at the garden where you can receive one-on-one assistance in applying class lessons and caring for your garden

The class takes place alternate Saturdays, May 7–September 10, 10am-noon and we hold it at two sites: near the Fort Totten Metro station and at Fort Dupont Community Garden.

Email neighborhoodfarm@gmail.com for more information and registration instructions!

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