SATURDAY January 8, 2022 will take place a free gardening workshop in the community garden of Coffs.
Ian Thomas, founder of the Raleigh-based Gourmet Garden School, offers the free workshop to anyone interested in growing their own fresh food at home or in a community garden.
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The event will take place at Coffs Community Garden in Combine St on Saturday January 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Aimed at novice, beginner and intermediate gardeners, workshop participants will explore the principles of growing quality food at home, the many practical and logistical considerations to achieve a good result with food that tastes good, good yields while avoiding or minimizing pest problems, ”Ian told News Of The Area.
Advocating best practices in organic and ecological techniques, Ian will guide participants through the process of planning their own garden spaces, selecting crops and a basic soil improvement plan to prepare them. to success.
“Since Covid, I mainly offer online courses and consulting services and I choose to offer this workshop because I am concerned that there is a growing urgency for people who wish to cultivate some or more of their own. quality food at home.
“In my experience, there are many who would like to grow fresh food, but either have past failures that overshadow them or are unsure of where and how to start.
“Food gardening is often seen as complex or ‘a lot to do’, but the reality is that 90% of the effort is planning and landscaping the garden and, if done correctly, takes a long time to maintain. not much time.
“In fact, the pleasure of having abundant fresh food, superior quality and more palatable flavors far exceeds what we can buy and so it seems that anyone who doesn’t grow a little piece of food is sorely lacking,” said Ian said.
Participants must register to guarantee their place.
BYO snacks, drinks and a plate to share.
Registration is done by email: [email protected]
By Andrea FERRARI