The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown

Growing Organically Since 1982

Grass to Garden in Under 3 Hours (Resiliency Skills Webinar Series)

May 8, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Online
Anywhere, MA, MA
Cost:

Free! Donations accepted with gratitude

If you’re just getting started planning your corona virus victory garden and need some friendly guidance, this webinar is for you! Lydia and Caro built a simple, classic raised bed garden together (while physically distancing!) from lawn to planting seeds in just two and a half hours. We documented the process and will share what we did, explaining how start a simple raised bed vegetable garden from scratch. 

We’ll cover: 

  • Materials, tools & budget  

  • Basic raised bed construction 

  • How to prep the area  

  • How to fill it (and with what)  

  • Basic considerations for fertility  

  • Mulching 

  • Planting 

We’ll also touch briefly on basic season extension for a raised bed and will discuss seed and seedling sourcing in the context of corona-virus related stresses on seed companies and farms. And, of course, we’ll take your questions!  

For information on siting your garden, including considerations for planting a garden safely in soils that may have contaminants, please see our previous webinar, Starting a Garden Safely in Urban and Suburban Soils.  

Lydia Sivel-Irons: Producer-Host of the NOFA/Mass Podcast & NOFA/Mass PR Coordinator. 

Caro Roszell: NOFA/Mass Education Director, Soil Carbon Program Coordinator & owner-operator of New Wendell Farm, a 1/2 acre market garden serving Wendell Massachusetts.   

To Register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1090234355258415115


Lydia and Caro building a garden together safely, wearing masks 
and staying at least 12 feet apart at all times! 

 

These Video Gatherings are offered as a service to our community to respond to the current needs for home-based food production/ preparation skills. As we have postponed or cancelled many of our on-farm and in-person education events, we are using our available time as an organization to put together this series. If you learned something of value, please consider making a donation to help keep our organization going during this difficult time. Thank you so much! 

Thank you to our Sponsor, Black Earth Compost: A source for fertility in MA!

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