Want to grow a continuous supply of your very own fresh, nutritious, and tasty salad greens all spring long?
Learn how to plant once and harvest again and again! Take home a “salad bowl” upcycled container garden you planted yourself!
Join Piedmont Picnic Project at Raleigh City Farm for this two-hour hands-on gardening workshop — great for beginners looking to plant their first veggies or experienced gardeners looking to learn new methods! As we get our hands dirty on this farm in the city, we’ll also learn more about the history of how Raleighites have been growing their own food for generations.
Date And Time
Sat, March 9, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Raleigh City Farm
800 North Blount Street
Raleigh, NC 27604
Skills you’ll learn:
- Everything you need to know to start plants from seeds – in containers or straight into the ground.
- What plants you can plant when this spring.
- How to choose the right container, soil, and environment to match your plants.
- What you need to turn an upcycled container into an attractive and functional pot for your plants.
- How to grow spring salad greens using the “cut and come again” continuous growing method.
What you’ll take away:
- New knowledge and hands-on skills to grow your own veggies at home.
- A planting guide handout to know what to plant when.
- Your very own upcycled container garden planted with salad greens to harvest all spring long.
This workshop is the first in a monthly series of Piedmont Picnic workshops at Raleigh City Farm this spring designed to each teach an important skill for producing and preserving your own food!
About the instructors:
We believe you’ll enjoy your food more if you know the story behind it! Here’s how we’ll each help you do that.
Elizabeth Weichel has a background in public history and specializes in local history. She’ll help us to remember the ways that everything old is new again – growing, preserving, and fermenting your own food might be trendy now, but it’s nothing new! Learn how it all fits into the larger story of our local history.
Amanda Matson has carved out her own little urban homestead right here in Raleigh – growing, foraging, and preserving her own food all on a small lot in the city and working toward total fruit and veggie independence. She’ll teach you all of the hands-on skills you need to have your own little homestead – whether it’s the size of a single container garden or an entire yard!
Note: This workshop takes place outdoors at the beautiful Raleigh City Farm – a working farm right in downtown Raleigh! Please dress comfortably for the weather and ready to get your hands dirty.