Monday, February 2, 2009

Organic Gardening Workshop


One of our main goals here at the Funny Farm is to teach others how to do what we do. We started our first workshop series yesterday. It was a beautiful, sunny, warm day; a perfect beginning! We have 10 people eager to learn how to grow some of their own food the natural way. Most have made some attempt to grow some vegetables but are unfamiliar with organic techniques. We are taking them through the whole process over the 6 week session. We began with the soil. We described the soil food web; what it is; what the organisms are that are essential to making it work; how you manage, support and nurture them. We looked at slides of them and everyone got a turn looking in the microscope to see first hand the abundance of life working diligently under our feet to support the plants that nurture us.
It is tremendously satisfying to me to be able to share the knowledge and experiences i have accumulated over my 30+ years growing organically.
I feel blessed!

1 comment:

Emily said...

that is really awesome, this workshop! I hope you keep letting us know what your teaching!