Free Organic Gardening Workshop Series
Presented by Brix Bounty Farm
2013 Spring Workshops will be held at multiple locations in April & May.
Spring 2013 – 2-Part Series
Focusing on Quality: Growing Vegetables in Harmony with Natural Systems
Focus on Chemistry:
Full Spectrum Fertility
Essential Plant Nutrition for High Quality Fruit & Vegetable Production
Postponed – Tuesday April 16th – 4PM – at the Lawler Library in New Bedford
Wednesday April 17th – 7PM – at How on Earth in Mattapoisett
Saturday April 20th – 9AM – at Sharing the Harvest – Dartmouth YMCA
Focus on Biology:
Sustaining Life in the Soil
Building Healthy Soil Biology to Harness Nature’s Bounty
Wednesday May 15th – 7 PM – How on Earth in Mattapoisett
Saturday May 18th – 9 AM – Sharing the Harvest – Dartmouth YMCA
Tuesday May 21st – 4 PM – Lawler Library in New Bedford (tentative)
Past Roots Down Events
Past 2011 Workshops
March 15th, 5PM - Seed Orders, Soil Testing, & (forgotten) Trace Minerals plus Top Notch Tomatoes!
April 19th, 5PM - Seed Starting 101 & 102 plus Enjoying Greens All Season Long!
May 17th, 5PM - Understanding, Controlling, & Learning from Weeds plus Sweet Roots: Beets/Carrots!
June 21st, 5PM – Fertility Through the Summer – Compost Tea, Foliar Sprays & Nutrient Drenches plus Potatoes!
July 19th, 5PM (at Brix Bounty Farm)- Summertime Farm Tour at Brix Bounty Farm plus Melons!
September 20th, 5PM - Fall Fertility & Extending the Growing Season ’til Christmas plus Spinach and Cold Hardy Greens!
October 18th, 5PM - How Did Your Garden Grow, a Review of the Season plus Garlic!
Roots Down New Bedford – Tuesday July 13th at 4PM – a special Roots Down workshop at Brix Bounty Farm (858 Tucker Road) focusing on drip irrigation systems and foliar fertilizers, as well as a farm tour and general conversation about summertime crops. Roots Down New Bedford is a free organic gardening workshop series presented by Brix Bounty Farm. Come join in our conversations aimed to help make your garden more bountiful and nutritious.
Roots Down will be continuing (after a brief hiatus for paternity leave) with our monthly sessions in early July. In the meantime join in the fun and festivities at the 3rd annual garden and plant swap event Friday June 4th from 6PM-9PM at Wing’s Court in downtown New Bedford.
A Free Wintertime Organic Garden Planning Series for 2010
4 Thursdays (Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 18, Mar 25) 4PM-6PM at the Rotch-Jones-Duff House&Garden Museum, 396 County St. in New Bedford. We’ll be meeting in the Coachman’s House which has an entrance on 7th St.
This series of four workshops is geared toward new and experienced gardeners who are interested in learning more about organic growing techniques, connecting with other gardeners, and learning about nutrient dense food production.
Each workshop will build on topics presented in the earlier workshops, so we invite and recommend attending all four dates. Topics will include: Garden Design, Building a New Vegetable Garden, Renovating Existing Garden Beds, Seed Selection, Crop Rotation, Seed Starting and more. This will be a hands on workshop series with an emphasis on real world planning, therefore participants are invited to bring along seed catalogs, a map of your garden (or its dimensions), soil tests if you have them, etc.
Please RSVP to preregister by contacting us at 508-992-1868 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roots Down – New Bedford began as a collaboration between Brix Bounty Farm and the Rotch-Jones-Duff House&Garden Museum in Spring of 2009.
The initial 2009 season was made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts – SEEAL Fund.
In addition to a series of spring workshops, we hosted monthly workshops at the Lawler Branch Library in New Bedford throughout 2009.
Brix Bounty Farm tipsheets that were provided at Roots Down events can be found on the Farm&Garden Resource Page.