It’s not easy thinking about lush, productive gardens when there is 6 inches of snow on the ground. Fortunately for our workshop goers last week, the snow hadn’t hit and we actually had decent weather all day. We had a great turnout at the Sacred Heart Center in Manchester; over 35 people showed up to learn how to plan their garden, followed by a tour of the growing Sacred Heart Community Garden.
For those of you who couldn’t make it or didn’t know, we are planning a full year of workshops and other educational opportunities designed to guide any interested gardener through the challenges and joys of growing and harvesting their own food. Depending on your experience level (beginner or intermediate), we are going to have regular opportunities, scheduled seasonally, to provide practical information and hands on experience to attendees.
If you want to learn about starting your own seeds, growing your own soil, organizing a community garden or starting your own home-based agribusiness, these workshops will help start the wheels turning. We aim to not only provide one-time assistance, but to be a resource for any question regarding sustainable agriculture and community development through gardening. Thank you for your support and patronage, and look for our schedule of locations and activities coming out in the next few weeks!