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General News · 7th January 2014
With Adam SCHICK

A lively 6-part series, laying out the steps to achieve the garden you envision reconciled with the time you have for it. Each class will start with a presentation on the day’s topic, followed by questions and a walk through production garden.

Classes are held Saturdays from 10-12 at the Linnaea Farm Education Center.

o MARCH 1ST – SENSE OF PLACE, PLANNING, PHENOLOGY - helps us time the planting schedule in the garden with the season at hand

o MARCH 15TH – SEASON EXTENSION – seeding, cloches and covers

o MARCH 29TH – ROTATIONS/CULTIVATION - two practices that must be understood to have long-term success in the garden

o APRIL 5TH – SOIL & COMPOST - are at the heart of good ecological agriculture

o APRIL 19TH – PESTS & WEEDS - just plants and creatures in places you don’t want them; eating things intended for you. learn to move towards prevention and good garden management, working with nature and not against it.

o MAY 3RD – YEAR ROUND CROPPING/IRRIGATION - the best part of a coastal garden, fresh food from the garden all year, the balance of water and the succession of the garden through all the seasons

Take one class for $30. Coming from off-island? Stay in the Linnaea Farmhouse for $50/night
Sign up for the full series: $140 includes a Linnaea Farm Society membership

To sign up go to or call (250) 935-6747