Classes and Workshops
All classes are held at the farm and provide classroom instruction plus hands-on activities.
Introduction to Organic Farming & Gardening
Lynn has the perfect combination of experience and a scientific and academic background. The course twas both practical and intellectual.
Although I am an avid gardener I learned a lot about growing food on a farm-sized scale. I got what I came for, and more.
I met awesome, inspirational people, and looked forward before every class to being surrounded by a beautiful farm while learning more about how to grow food. (And lunch was delicious every time!)
Whether you’re interested in becoming an full-time organic farmer or you just want to produce delicious, healthy food in your backyard, Lynn Pugh’s legendary Organic Farming and Gardening course will teach you the basics so you can start growing sustainably.
Cane Creek Farm is the classroom, and you’ll engage in plenty of hands-on activities while you learn about everything from crop planning to soil biology. It’s okay if you’re a total newbie!
And if you’re an experienced gardener, you’ll learn a lot too; Lynn teaches from the state’s first-ever organic curriculum, which she developed, and you’ll get a copy of this remarkable resource. You’ll also get to tour area farms and learn from other experienced farmers! For students who want more, there’s even an option for a practicum at the end of the class.
This winter the Organic Farming & Gardening course will be held on the following dates: August 29, September 12, 26, October 10, 24, November 7, 21.
Register for the course:
Organic Gardening Workshop
Lynn teaches a one-day Organic Gardening Workshop in the spring and then again in the fall. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of growing organically, and includes three sessions–Soils, Pest Management, and Plants plus actual Planting. Each session is approximately two hours in length, including discussion and hands-on activities for practical learning. Email Lynn for more information lynn @canecreekfarm.net.
Lunch N’ Learn
Once or twice a month throughout the growing season, a Lunch n’ Learn class will be held on Monday or Wednesday from 11:00-1:00. All classes are hands on and active participation is encouraged. We will finish with a light lunch of farm produce. Cost will be $35 with a discount for CSA members. Summer classes will be child friendly. You can bring one child for no additional cost.
Organic Agriculture for Teens
This class will integrate on-line learning with practical, hands-on experiences at the farm to familiarize students with the science, skills, knowledge, and importance of growing crops organically. Based on the organic growing curriculum developed by experienced teacher/farmer Lynn Pugh for Georgia Organics, appropriate activities, readings, and discussions will bring the middle-to high school student to appreciate what it takes to produce organic food and the ability to do so in a home or community garden. It is important to our future to make sure our children understand the importance of food, how it is produced, and how to grow it themselves. The curriculum will reinforce basic science knowledge about soils, plants and the environment.
The class will involve on-line lessons and assignments and a weekly Friday morning meeting at the farm. Farm time will be focused on outside, experiential learning activities.
Contact Lynn Pugh for more information