All workshops are held on Saturdays 9:00-12:00.
To pre-register email Sue Kaiser at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314) 630-5910.
Cost is $40 for each workshop, two for $75, three for $110, all four $130.
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. www.midwestpermaculture.com
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. www.blueheronorchard.com
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. www.brickcitygardens.com
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. www.yellowtreefarm.com