Organic Gardening

Food Garden Planning Workshop

The time to start your fall vegetable and herb gardens is just around the corner! If you'd like some guidance to prepare for this growing season, then we're here to help.

Our Food Garden Planning Workshop is designed to help people learn the best way to utilize their current garden space or patio pots for the upcoming growing season. Topics will include space utilization, basic design/layout, companion planting, which veggies are best started from seed and which things are best from starter plants. Though this will begin as a group workshop, we'll be happy to assist attendees individually as well. All Shadowood workshops are designed for those who wish to garden organically. This workshop is for adults. Bring a pad, pencil and any seed packets you've already purchased. We strongly advise waiting to purchase seeds until AFTER you attend the workshop, since most people have the tendency to over buy. Note that retail, organic growing supplies such as soils, seeds, plant labels, etc. are available for sale here at the farm.

We'll offer the exact same workshop TWICE. The fee is $10 per person plus online service charges. Advanced ONLINE Registration is REQUIRED 24 hours prior to the workshop.

The first option is for Thursday, August 3rd from 6:30 until 7:30PM. To purchase tickets, click here.

The second option is for Saturday, August 5th from 10 until 11 AM. To purchase tickets, click here.

 

 

 

WORKSHOP: Planning For Your Fall Garden

Saturday, May 6th, 2017 from 10AM until Noon. Tickets $25 each plus $2.22 handling fee. Ticket deadline, Friday, May 5th at 7PM.

Learn to grow beautiful food at Shadowood!

Learn to grow beautiful food at Shadowood!

Wanting to grow organic vegetables and herbs at home? Already a home gardener who wants to learn about what you should be doing over the summer months? This comprehensive workshop will help you with both!
Preparing for an organic, fall garden isn't rocket science, but there's just not a lot of good information out there for south Florida gardeners. We purposely offer this workshop in early May for two reasons: 1) So that new organic gardeners can spend the summer preparing their new beds or containers; 2) So that existing gardeners can properly tend to their soil in anticipation of another growing season and plan a great garden.
During this two hour workshop, we'll discuss various styles of containers and raised beds; soil, composting; cover crops and garden planning.
This workshop is designed for adults.

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2016 Fall "How To Garden" Workshops

Hooray! Our Fall growing season is just around the corner. We've got lots of wonderful workshops in store for anyone who wants to learn more about growing vegetables and herbs using organic practices. We try to time all of our workshops right around the dates that Florida gardeners need to be addressing specific aspects of their gardens. Here's the groovy line up to start off this growing season:

  • How Do I Begin? Saturday, September 10th at 10AM. Thinking about starting a vegetable garden at home? This "How To" workshop is designed to help you start with a great foundation! Check out our calendar (September) for more details and to reserve your space.

  • Seed Starting Workshops: Wednesday, September 14th or Saturday, September 17th. Learn lots about vegetable seeds and seed starting at these super informative "How To" Workshops. Check out our calendar (September)for more details and to reserve your space.

  • Weed and Feed Workshops: Wednesday, October 12th or Saturday, October 15th. Learn the difference between weeds and baby veggies and herbs in your gardens in this "hands on" workshop. Check out our calendar (October) for more details and to reserve your space.

  • Pest and Fungal Workshops: Wednesday, October 19th or Saturday, October 22nd. Come learn about the basic bug and plant disease issues that plague most Florida gardens. Check out our calendar (October) for more details and to reserve your space.

  • Tomato Care and Plant Staking Workshops: Wednesday, October 26th or Saturday, October 29th. WAIT!!! Don't buy those tomato cages until you attend this workshop! Check out our calendar (October) for more details and to reserve your space.

  • How to Harvest and Frost Protection Workshops: Wednesday, November 2nd OR Saturday, November 5th. How do you know when your food is ready to pick? What to do if a heavy frost or freeze is expected? Both of those things will be addressed at this "hands on" workshop. Check out our calendar (November) for more details and to reserve your space.

PLEASE NOTE WHEN REGISTERING: Only the Wednesday workshops appear on our calendar. If you click on the Wednesday Workshop Date, it will open a screen where you can register for either workshop date. We apologize for any confusion.

All of the above listed workshops are geared towards an adult audience.