What a week...We are thrilled to announce that our garden spaces for Season #7 are FULL! AND...drum roll please, our Supporting Member CSA Shares are officially sold out for Session #1. We're looking forward to an amazing growing season with lots of familiar faces and wonderful new faces as well!
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.
No experience is needed to become a Shadowood Gardener. Here at the farm, we rent out ready made garden beds and teach people how to grow their own food in a sustainable and environmentally conscious way. We still have a few spaces available, but don't delay- our prime growing season is drawing near!
Last season, new gardener Marlene exclaimed, "You don't understand. I even kill silk plants!" Well last season Marlene and hubby Len created loads of amazing food while only using the required organic products. In addition to their Shadowood garden, Marlene and Len now have the confidence to grow a few potted veggies and herbs at home as well.
If you're interested in learning to grow delightful vegetables and herbs, e-mail us right away to schedule a visit to the farm. Our garden beds are currently taking their summer naps, so they can be ready for seeds and plant by October 1. Our various "How To Garden" Workshops begin in mid-September.
On August 15th, we'll launch the full information about our new Shadowood CSA for Supporting Members. Make Shadowood Farm your place for fresh, seasonal food that's grown with love and the utmost respect for the planet.
Shadowood Farm is currently accepting new gardeners for our upcoming 7th season of collective gardening. As of June 17th, we have both small (6'x12') and large (6'x24') garden rental spaces available. If you're interested in joining our organic gardening community, plan to visit the farm soon to see the available spaces and learn more. In June, you are welcome to visit without an appointment on Wednesdays from 3-7PM or Saturdays from 10AM until 1PM. Those considering a garden at Shadowood need to have an extra 1.5-3 hours each week to devote to their garden; be patient and able to roll with the punches that Mother Nature throws each season; must be willing to get hot & dirty; have a desire to learn & create; and acknowledge that growing food organically promotes a healthier planet. Though our actual food growing season doesn't begin until October 1st, 2016, summer is the time to reserve a space and start to plan your garden! Spaces are limited, so don't delay.
The world may be changing quickly, but our old website was really stuck in the dark ages. It's tough to keep up when you're not tech-savvy and don't have ANY marketing budget, so we finally found a new program that hasn't made us pull our little gray hairs out yet. Thanks, Squarespace, for making web design almost baby-boomer idiot-proof! We're thankful for rainy summer days that give us time in the office to do things like this... We're hoping to add a lot more features for our Shadowood Gardeners and Supporting Members soon.