2010 CLASSES AT SEVEN SEEDS FARM
ORGANIC ORCHARD CARE, FEBRUARY 13, SATURDAY 1-4PM
Come and glean from nuggets of wisdom that we have leaned from over a decade of growing tree fruits, and berries organically in the Siskiyous. Topics to be covered will include pruning, mulching, fertility, pest and disease maintenance, and variety selection, planning and planting. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, next best is today!
GROWING FOOD FORESTS, MARCH 13, SATURDAY, 1-4 PM
Learn how to design and care for abundant perennial landscapes with many integrated elements. At the center of North American Permaculture lays deeply rooted forest gardens that include trees, shrubs, herbs and vines that produce nuts, fruits, medicine, fodder, nectar, fertility, shade and habitat. $25
PERMACULTURE HOMESTEAD TOUR, APRIL 3, SAT. 1-4PM
A Permaculture Approach to sustainable human settlement. Here at Seven Seeds Farm we have converted a dilapidated turn of the century (1900) homestead into a thriving passive solar home based family farm. This practical outdoor class will inspire ideas for your own home space. Topics include: pattern observation, assessment tools, retrofitting, creative resource location, infrastructure development, dancing with the elements, water catchment, growing soil, food crops, animals and food forests. $25
SEED SAVING, APRIL 17, SATURDAY, 1-4PM
How to plan for, plant, care for and harvest seed crops. Fresh, homegrown seed can perform significantly better than store-bought conventionally grown seed that is often many years old. Special emphasis will be given to understanding the basics of variety improvement through selection and basic plant breeding. Also covered, basic botany, basic genetics, isolation distances, pollination, seed life, vigor and germination and more. Help your garden adapt to climate change the old fashioned way – good genetics! $25
HOMEGROWN FOOD YEAR-ROUND, MAY 22, SATURDAY 1-4PM
In the Siskiyous, it takes experience, careful planning and good storage conditions to be eating from the garden year round. This timely class will emphasize growing winter foods and storage crops often overlooked by the more casual gardener. The best health insurance money can’t buy is eating healthy fresh food! $25
FARMER, DON TIPPING WILL BE THE INSTRUCTOR FOR ALL CLASSES. ALL CLASSES ARE ON SATURDAYS, FROM 1- 4PM AND COST $25 PER PERSON. LAST YEAR ALL CLASSES FILLED QUICKLY, SO PLEASE PREREGISTER ASAP. CALL 846-9233 OR EMAIL AT SEVENSEEDSFARM@YAHOO.COM.
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