Thursday, September 22, 2011

Low-Maintenance, Sustainable Gardening Including Edibles Workshop

I am looking for local host/partners to work with me in presenting

Low-Maintenance, Sustainable Gardening Including Edibles Workshops

The program is designed to be a full day workshop with options for Sat evening and Sunday fun workshops.  If your garden club, botanical gardens or other group would like to work with me, please get in touch.  This will be a fundraiser for your group.

Here is the main program, which would run from Sat 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mulch! Mulch! Mulch!  Nature’s Weed (Control) and Feed

Lasagna Gardening

Vegetables 101
Tomato Blight—Prevention Is Worth a Pound A Year, Actually More
Lunch Break

Edible Landscaping

Organic By Design, Not Neglect

Here are possible workshops to be added to fill out the weekend:

Saturday Evening Workshop:
Edible Landscaping Workshop  (2 -3 hours)

Preserving the Harvest--Frozen Meals (1 hour)

Sunday Workshops (options):

Preserving the Harvest--Frozen Meals (1 hour)

Get Started Gardening--Low Cost, Small Space, Easy Startup--Weed Free (1 hour)

Leaf Printing Workshop  (3 hours)

Sprouting Sprouts and Growing Micro-Greens Workshop

Build a Worm Bin Workshop (2- 3 hours)
Seed Starting Workshop (2 to 3 hours)

Energy Efficient Landscaping Discussion  (1 to 2 hours)

Garden Talk on Larry Meiller Show on WI Public Radio--Friday Sept 23, 2011

I will be the guest on WI Public Radio's Larry Meiller Show's Garden Talk on Sept 23 from 11 to 12:30.


The Ideas Network

Hope you can tune in--feel free to call in with you lasagna/deep mulch garden questions or mulching or composting or edible landscaping--any sustainable gardening questions.

Fermentation Fest, Reedsburg, WI Oct 15 presentations

Oct 15, I will be presenting at the Sauk County Fermentation Fest in Reedsburg, WI.

I will present Lasagna Gardening and Composting.  Each presentation is 2 hours--so I will not have to speak so fast and there will be time for questions.

Southwest WI School and Community Gardens

Infiltrating Landscapes is thrilled to partern with Southwest Badger RC&D to offer this community garden project.

About 20 demonstration public gardens have been installed from Shullsburg/Benton to La Crosse/Onalaska, in 7 counties in Southwest WI.

Thanks to grants from NRCS and Organic Valley.

The locations are:

Onalaska--YMCA (new building)
Onalaska School--behind elementary school
La Crosse--Kane Street Community Gardens
La Crosse--Aquinas pre-school
Coon Valley--2 blocks behind Kwik Trip, near Fairbanks and Lein intersection
Westby--Bethel Butikk, Hwy 27, Food Pantry and Thrift Store
Viroqua--Maplewood Terrace--assisted living center
Boscobel--Boscobel Elem School--at school forest, Irish Ridge Road
Reedsburg--Reedsburg High School, near greenhouse
Reedsburg--Sacred Heart School--south side of gym
Sauk City, Park Hall
Highland--Highland School
Dodgeville--Dodgeville School, near water tower
Mineral Point--Mineral Point Elementary School
Belmont--Belmont School--behind school building
Platteville--Platteville School-Neal Wilkins--behind school
Platteville--Planteville High School--north east of bus parking lot
Benton--Benton Business Incubator--west of town, near landscaping business
Shullsburg--Shullsburg School, in front of stone gym

Go take a look at these gardens, if you are in the area.