Classes and Workshops
Organic Growing Course 2017
Lynn has the perfect combination of experience and a scientific and academic background. The course was 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 Growing course will teach you the basics so you can start growing sustainably. The morning presentations and lessons will give you the fundamentals and then you go outside on Cane Creek Farm where you will experience everything from seed starting 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. You’ll also get to tour area farms and learn from other experienced farmers!
This winter, Fundamentals of Organic Growing will start on Feb 11. The classes will be held every other Saturday, Feb. 11, 25, March11, 25, April 8, 22, and May 6. If you have to miss a day, there are make ups available.
The field experience provides hands on opportunities to learn farming skills and become familiar with the work of farming. Tools, techniques and other practical matters will be discussed and experienced. This is where you get to experience the fun and fulfillment of farming! Interactions with fellow students will enrich the course experience, so we will enjoy a lunch together at the end of the morning.
If you have questions, contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lunch N’ Learn 2017
Cane Creek Farm’s Lunch N’ Learn Series is held on the second Wednesday of each month, March through October. The active learning experiences take place at the farm, 11 AM – 1 PM, and include a simple lunch made from farm produce and ingredients. The variety of topics are geared towards the backyard farmer who can take the learnings home and implement a new sustainable practice or hobby. The classes are $35 per person, limited to 10 participants, and advance registration is required.
Topics and dates:
March 8 – Start your own vegetable and flower transplants
April 12 – Plant an organic raised vegetable bed
May 10 – Plant an organic cut flower bed
June 14 – Plant a strawberry pot
July 12 – TBD
August 9 – Plant an organic fall garden
September 13 – Identify medicinal plants and their uses
October 11 – Grow shiitake mushrooms, inoculate a log