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Organic Gardening

March 1-April 23, 2016IMG_2157 (1)

Ron Christie is passionate about teaching people how to grow their own nutritious food for better health and well-being. He is an avid four-season grower and loves sharing his experiences as a winter gardener and farmer.
Ron owns Living Earth Farm, a “certified organic” micro farm in Brookline NH.
BBA will rebate 10% discount to members who register for the entire series.

Tuesday, March 1st — Vegetable & Fruit Garden Planning (7 to 9 PM):  Improve the function of your garden while increasing yields, lowering costs and reducing your workload.  We will talk about garden location & layout, seeds, plants, equipment & supplies, harvest, storage, and so much more.

Saturday, March 5th – Healthy Soil for Happy Plants (9 AM to 3 PM):  Feed your soil to feed your plants.  Create healthy soil to improve yields and the nutritional quality of your fruit and vegetables while reducing pests and diseases in your garden.  Learn some simple steps to better manage the nutrients in your soil.  Benefit from lower costs while improving the environment.  Bring your soil tests and we’ll take a peek.

Tuesday, March 8th – Starting Plants from Seeds (7 to 9 PM):  Starting plants from seeds is a great way to grow your favorite vegetables and save money at the same time.  Join us for this fun, hands-on workshop and learn some tips and techniques to get your plants off to a healthy start.

Tuesday, March 15th – Container and Raised Bed Gardening (7 to 9 PM):  Growing fruits and veggies in containers is a great way to save space and improve the efficiency of your garden.  We’ll show you all the tricks to growing healthy, bountiful plants in small spaces.

Saturday, March 19th – How Do You Like Them Apples (9 AM to 3 PM):  Growing organic apples in New Hampshire is a real challenge.  We will talk about all aspects of starting and maintaining organic apple trees.  We’ll even show you the nifty apple protection system employed at Living Earth Farm.

Tuesday, March 22nd – A Fungus Among Us (7 to 9 PM):  Do you have sickly plants or tons of gnarly weeds in your garden?  Let us provide you with strategies and solutions to reduce diseases and manage weed pressures in your garden.

Tuesday, March 29th – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (7 to 9 PM):  Squash bugs and potato beetles. Mice and ground hogs.  Deer, bear, DRAGONS!  They’re all in my garden!  Learn how to attract and keep the good guys around while scaring the bad guys away.

Saturday, April 2nd – Berries, Berries and More Berries (9 AM to 3 PM):  Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are delicious, nutritious and easy to grow.  We will cover all aspects of growing berries including soil & fertility, variety selection, pests & diseases, and pruning techniques.

Tuesday, April 5th – A Four Season Harvest (7 to 9 PM):  Yes!  You can harvest fresh veggies all year long, even in New Hampshire!  Learn the strategies and techniques for year-round vegetable production.  We will even show you how to build an inexpensive greenhouse.

Tuesday, April 12th – Growing Your Favorite Veggies (7 to 9 PM):  Beans, beans the magical fruit…  Carrots and onions, cucumber and squash, lettuce, broccoli, spinach; they are all magical!  We’ll show you some nifty tricks for greater success and improved yields.

Tuesday, April 19th – Great Tasting Tomatoes (7 to 9 PM):  My kingdom for a great tasting tomato!  Whether you have one tomato plant or one hundred, this is the workshop for you.  Learn how to grow nutritious, great tasting tomatoes.

Saturday, April 23rd – Farm Visit (1 to 3 PM):  Tour Living Earth Farm, a certified organic micro-farm in Brookline, NH, to see how we put all of these principles into practice.

Register on line

$10 for individual weeknight workshops & Saturday’s farm visit.

$20 for Saturday all-day workshops (BYO lunch).  10% off for all BBA Members.

$125 for all 13 workshops (a 15% discount).

Beaver Brook Association| 117 Ridge Road, Hollis NH | 603-465-7787

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