Learn about Organic Farming & Gardening
Come join Lynn Pugh and other beginning farmers and gardeners for seven educational and peaceful Saturdays this Fall at Cane Creek Farm. Lynn is an experienced teacher and farmer whose farm will be featured in EMC’s Georgia Magazine’s article on sustainable farming this August. She sells her sustainable produce through a successful CSA and online farmers market. She has a degree in Biology, an MS degree in Plant Pathology, and an Ed.S degree in Curriculum Development. In this course, she will cover the fundamentals of organic growing such as soils, plant biology, insects, disease and weed control, composting, crop management, marketing and certification in lively and interactive ways with plenty of hands on activities woven throughout the day. Students will participate in field trips to other farms, educational videos, and plenty of practical farm tasks. There couldn’t be a better classroom than at this fully operational and scenic farm with the accomplished farmer herself!
This popular course is based on Georgia Organics “Fundamentals of Organic Farming and Gardening” which is a curriculum Lynn helped to develop and then later revise. Beginning the course in September and continuing through November will prepare you to start your own growing venture this spring! Homemade muffins and freshly brewed coffee will be available Saturday morning and a delicious vegetarian lunch of fresh produce grown on the farm will be served Saturday around noon.
This Organic Farming & Gardening course will be held on the following dates: February 1 and 15, March 1, 15 and 29, April 12 and 26, 2014.
Register via Georgia Organics when the link is ready or email firstname.lastname@example.org