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2011 Good Gardening, Good Food Workshop Series
Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave. (at Manchester) Maplewood, MO 63143 314-241-BEER x2

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All workshops are held on Saturdays 9:00-12:00. 
To pre-register email Sue Kaiser at or call (314) 630-5910. 
Cost is $40 for each workshop, two for $75, three for $110, all four $130.

April 2           
Urban Permaculture 

Permaculture is an organic gardening method that mimics nature. It establishes a “permanent agriculture” that, like natural ecosystems, is self sustaining and self perpetuating.  Learn how to transform your home landscaping into a “food forest” that will provide an abundance of food for generations.  This is an extension of last year’s Introduction to Permaculture workshop.
Taught by Bill Wilson, Midwest Permaculture.  Bill teaches permaculture courses nationwide and on-line from his ecovillage community in Stelle, Illinois.

April 9           
Fruit Trees for Home Gardens

Create a small orchard in your home garden that will produce a variety of seasonal fruits.  Learn how to plant, prune, graft, cultivate and harvest a variety of fruit crops including apples, pears, peaches and cherries.  Preserving these fruit crops will also be taught.
Taught by Dan Kelly, Blue Heron Farm, Canton, Missouri.  Dan’s certified organic, farm  located 30 miles north of Hannibal grows thirteen variety of heirloom apples and other fruit and vegetable crops.

April 23        
Secrets of Organic Gardening

Learn how to grow a cornucopia of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs, utilizing the best practices of successful organic farmers and gardeners.  These methods are supported by scientific research and practiced by organic growers around the world.  Topics include preparing a raised bed, creating a “living soil” with beneficial microorganisms, making a mineral balanced organic fertilizer, natural disease and pest control, compost teas, biodynamics and more.  Taught by Frank LeBeau, owner of Brick City Gardens, an organic vegetable gardening, marketing, installation and consulting business located in University City.

April 30        
City Farm Animals – Goats, Chickens, Rabbits and more…  

Yes, it’s possible and legal to raise farm animals in the city for homefood production.  Learn how to care for a variety of small farm animals, harvest, slaughter and prepare them for home use. Taught by Justin and Danielle Leszcz from YellowTree Farm, a half acre urban farm located in Affton that raises heritage breeds of livestock and organic vegetables.

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