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Written by Ann Shepphird   

Gardening workshopsHere are some opportunities to learn more about gardening and cooking. We're continually updating the listings here so feel free to send upcoming events in your area to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Designing the Perfect Vegetable Garden

Date: August 14

Location: Love Apple Farms

This is a vegetable garden and landscape design and construction workshop. Learn how to see your vegetable beds for maximum efficacy. You will learn numerous approaches to bed design, including methods that use straw wattles, recycled concrete, lumber and cinderblocks. For more information, contact Love Apple Farms.

Winter Vegetable Gardening

Date: August 20

Location: Love Apple Farms

Learn how to start and tend a winter vegetable garden. Winter gardens are not just limited to greens and cabbage. We will discuss more than 30 different kinds of winter vegetables. For more information, contact Love Apple Farms.

Biodynamic Gardening

Date: August 27

Location: Love Apple Farms

Biodynamic agriculture has been around for almost 100 years, thanks to the brilliance of Rudolf Steiner. If you've been interested in how it works, come take our basics course. For more information, contact Love Apple Farms.

Planting the Seed: A Workshop for Farm and Garden Educators

Dates: September 18-23

Location: Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California

This workshop is specifically geared toward people interested in or already involved with farm- and garden-based education. Through a combination of hands-on activities, group presentations, panel discussions and mentored feedback sessions, we will work together to create and deliver clear, inspiring lessons and deepen on impact as educators. For more information, visit http://www.esalen.org/.

Winter Vegetable Gardening

Date: September 25

Location: Love Apple Farms

Learn how to start and tend a winter vegetable garden. Winter gardens are not just limited to greens and cabbage. We will discuss more than 30 different kinds of winter vegetables. For more information, contact Love Apple Farms.

Experiencing the Esalen Farm and Garden

Dates: New dates to come

Location: Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California

This dynamic workshop experiences provides the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Farm and Garden alongside our talented and experienced staff. This week will introduce you to the practical and experiential knowledge needed to start or refine your own garden, as well as a chance to revel in the beauty and power of the Esalen land. For more information, visit http://www.esalen.org/.

 
Community Garden Web Sites Print E-mail
Written by Ann Shepphird   

For those without their own land who are interested in learning more about community gardens, here's a list of Web sites that can help you find a community garden near you:

The American Community Gardening Association at http://www.communitygarden.org/

See what others are doing with our links to local Community Garden sites.

To find one near you, visit http://acga.localharvest.org/ 

Atlanta: http://www.acfb.org/projects/community_garden/

Ann Arbor, Michigan: http://www.projectgrowgardens.org/communitygardens.htm

Austin, Texas: http://www.main.org/sacgarden/

Boulder, Colorado: http://www.growinggardens.org/

Burlington, Vermont: http://www.burlingtongardens.org/

Capital District (Albany, NY): http://www.cdcg.org/

Chester County, Pennsylvania: http://www.gardenscc.org/

Chicago: http://www.cpdit01.com/resources/community_gardens/index.html

Columbus, Ohio: http://columbuscommunitygardening.blogspot.com/

D.C.: http://www.dc-urban-gardeners.com/communitygardens.html

Decatur, Georgia: http://www.oakhurstgarden.org/

Juneau: http://www.juneau.com/garden/

Kansas City: http://www.kccg.org/

Madison, Wisconsin: http://www.cacscw.org/gardens/

Missoula, Montana: http://www.gardencityharvest.org/programs/gardens.html

Montgomery, Vermont: http://www.troutrivernetwork.org/mcg_index.htm

Nashville: http://www.nashville.gov/community_gardens/

New York: http://www.nyrp.org/gardens/index.php?sub=0 and http://www.greenthumbnyc.org/

Portland, Oregon: http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/index.cfm?c=39846

Salt Lake City: http://www.wasatchgardens.org/

Sacramento: http://www.saccommunitygardens.org/

San Francisco: http://www.sfgro.org/

San Jose, California: http://www.sjcommunitygardens.org/

Seattle: http://www.seattle.gov/Neighborhoods/ppatch/

Spokane: http://www.spokanegardens.com/

Tacoma: http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/page.php?id=699

Tuscon: http://www.communitygardensoftucson.org/

Vancouver, B.C.: http://www.cityfarmer.org/vanccomgard83.html

Westport: http://westportgardens.org/


Starting a Container Garden:

No community garden in your area? No yard? Perhaps a good start would be a container garden. Here is some advice on starting one from West Virginia University:

http://www.wvu.edu/~agexten/hortcult/homegard/cntanegrd.htm

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