Monday, February 1, 2010

Spring Organic Gardening Workshops

We are pleased to announce our spring organic gardening workshops is now open for registration.

6 sessions starting Sunday April 17 runs every Sunday ending Sunday May 23. This is a hands-on workshop. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener wanting to convert from conventional to organic methods, whether you have a sunny townhouse patio or a 3 acre lot, this class will put you on the path to taking control of your food future.

  • Make compost and manage your soil using free, local organic inputs
  • Grow vegetables from seed
  • Put biodiversity to work to reduce or eliminate pests
  • Use perennial vegetables and fruits as part of a permaculture garden
  • Manage pests without chemicals
  • Harness the power of worms to turn your kitchen scraps into nutrient rich worm castings
  • Plan your garden to get maximum output of nutritious food
Classes meet at The Funny Farm 4459 Allgood Springs Dr. Stone Mountain,
Ga 30083 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta
• The classes will be on Sundays from 1 - 4 .
• Each class will be divided between classroom work and work in the garden
• The cost for the workshop is $300(we can negotiate the cost on a sliding scale
- contact Duane @ 770-527-0395)
• Class is limited to 10 students
• Online registration
or mail a check payable to Robin Marcus to 4459 Allgood Springs Dr. Stone
Mountain, Ga 30083
• A workshop syllabus is available here
• For further information- email

Starting Plants from Seed - Saturday Mar. 6th. Learn how to start
your own plants for your garden.
Growing Edible Mushrooms - Saturday Mar. 27th. Learn how to grow
mushrooms on logs that will produce for several years.
All Natural Pest Control - Saturday Apr. 10th. Techniques and
strategies for beating pests without chemicals.
Edible Landscapes - Saturday Apr. 24th. Grow vegetables and fruits
without freaking out the neighbors.
Making Gourmet Compost - Saturday May 8th. We will build a hot
compost pile and explore how to use worms to turn food scraps and garden
debris into nutrient rich plant food

• These are hands-on workshops so bring gloves and wear appropriate shoes
• Classes meet from 1-3 p.m.
• The cost for the workshops are $30
• Classes are limited to 10 students
• Classes meet at The Funny Farm 4459 Allgood Springs Dr. Stone Mountain,
Ga 30083 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta
• Online registration
• For further information- email or call


marion said...

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C. Monson said...

Hey! I stumbled in here via an urban farm friend in San Francisco, even though I live in Tucker. Go figure. I'm doing an edible forest garden suburban-style (a smaller version than yours)--I'll to try to get to your workshop on the 24th to see what you've got going on. See you then.