increasing access to fresh produce

Grow Your Groceries Workshop Series

 
 

These gardening classes are all about learning solid gardening skills, building community, having fun, and encouraging people to be a part of something bigger – their FOOD SYSTEM!!!

Our gardening workshops are designed for participants of all levels to explore home food gardening. We share our best practices from teaching elementary aged students how to grow food for their schools and communities.

Workshop Topics

Grow Your Groceries – the Natural Way

An introduction to organic, raised bed food gardening. We’ll talk picking a site, garden bed types, the value of good soil, seasonal varieties, plant spacing, watering, and all the basics.

SEED STARTING 101

Get a head start on your garden by starting your own seedlings in the winter. Learn how to properly start seeds indoors, maintain and care for seedlings, and even how to build a grow light system.  

Container Gardening

We'll teach you how to construct containers out of recycled or cheap materials and learn which plants are the easiest to grow in apartments or indoors.

RAISED BED CONSTRUCTION

During this workshop, participants will be able to build different types of raised beds. We will also discuss raised garden bed care and which materials to use, including reusing household items for bed borders.

PLANNING A SUCCESSFUL GARDEN

Get a hands-on experience in planning out your garden, learn about companion plants, garden tracking, and harvest calendars. We will also touch on organic fertilizers and planting flowers to attract pollinators.

EXTENDING THE GROWING SEASON

This class teaches participants how to extend the growing season using techniques and tools that enable gardeners to protect their plants from the elements, including row covers, cold frames, hoop houses and greenhouses.  

Pests & Diseases

Learn to identify common pests and diseases in your vegetable garden and the homemade or organic remedies that can keep your garden looking great.

2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Hosted 8 "Grow Your Groceries" Workshops at churches, health food stores, fitness centers, and schools.

  • Participated in the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GA

Farmer Fredo presenting at Pretoria Fields in Albany, GA.

Farmer Fredo presenting at Pretoria Fields in Albany, GA.

 
Demonstrating the importance of good soil during workshop at Mark’s Greenhouse in Albany, GA.

Demonstrating the importance of good soil during workshop at Mark’s Greenhouse in Albany, GA.