Fall & Winter Gardening

New Workshop Series with Organic Growers School

Organic Growers School is offering an organic gardening series focused on fall and winter growing, which will take place on Tuesday evenings, August 13 & 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dr. John C. Wilson Community Garden in Black Mountain, NC. The Community Garden is located at 99 White Pine Drive in Black Mountain with easy parking and accessible foot trails.

Preparing your garden for winter is the theme of the series that will cover topics such as when to seed and transplant, which vegetables to plant, site location based on the hours of sunlight, and simple techniques for winter protection. Additional topics include raised beds, fertilization and water, mulching systems, harvesting tips and timelines. In addition, winter planning for spring gardening will be covered.

Diana Schmitt McCall will be teaching the workshop series for Organic Growers School. Her work also includes school garden programs, expanding community gardens in the town, and partnering with numerous agencies and institutions to educate her community on how to grow, access, and prepare healthful food for themselves and their families.

Organic Growers School (OGS) is the premier provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians. Since 1993 OGS has been building a vibrant food and farming community by boosting the success of organic growers and support people to farm, garden, and live organically. Program fees do not cover program costs. Please donate to support sustainable agriculture education!

For more details and additional classes, please visit organicgrowersschool.org.


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