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SFC: Introduction to Food Gardening (2-Class Series)

September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2018


If you are a new gardener or new to gardening in Central Texas, and if you are looking for a holistic introduction to organic food growing, then this Sustainable Food Center class is just for you. Taught by expert food gardeners, this 2-part series combines hands-on activities and classroom discussion to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to start and maintain an organic and sustainable food garden. Whether you hope to garden in a yard, on a balcony, or at a community garden, this class series will give you a strong foundation for growing your own food.

Class 1: On day one participants will develop their observation skills by taking a guided tour through the Teaching Garden and the adjacent community garden. They will also learn what it means to garden organically, sunlight and soil needs of vegetable gardens, and you work together to weed, amend and plant one of the beds in SFC’s Teaching Garden.

Class 2: Day two is devoted to composting and to organic pest and disease management. We begin with a bug hunt then continue with a discussion of environmentally-friendly ways to control pests and diseases, as-well-as different composting systems and a hands-on activity. Participants will also learn all about watering, from the basics of watering seeds and transplants to water conservation.

Participants also take home a 45-page manual produced by SFC and designed specifically for Central Texas food growers.

-Class participants must be 16 and older. Youth ages 12-15 may attend with purchase of an additional ticket and close parent/guardian supervision during class.
-Registration closes 48 hours before class. All attendees must purchase tickets to attend. No walk-ins allowed.
-All payments are final and non-refundable. However, we would be happy to transfer your spot in this class to someone else if you cannot attend.

Questions? Contact Mia Burger at (512)-220-1083 or [email protected]


September 22, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sustainable Food Center
2921 E 17th St, Bldg C
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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