Art and Gardens. This workshop will be Saturday January 21 from noon to 2:00pm. This will be an opportunity to hear from artists Melissa Vogley-Woods and Elena Harvey Collins, and will enable artists and growers to connect with each other and plan some visions for creative garden design and growing. They will discuss planning, funding and shared visions. Lunch will also provided.
The weekend will focus on valuable community building and leadership skills. You will be joined by many leaders connected to the local food movement as well as a variety of community members and representatives. The goal of this workshop is to equip you with the skills to ensure that your food production project has a sustainable future with vibrant leaders and strong community relationships. These skills can apply to a variety of projects from community gardens to urban farms, but are valuable in any type of community project.
At the end of the workshop you will receive a certificate of completion and a “Growing Communities” training manual; you will then be certified to facilitate these workshops yourself in the future.
Continental breakfast and delicious lunch provided.
Mushrooms! APRIL 14 — 10:00–12:00. Join the owners of Green Edge Gardens to learn how to grow your own mushrooms from start to finish. The workshop will conclude by sharing a delicious mushroom and local herb pizza!
Irrigating Urban Gardens. MAY 19 — 9:00–12:00. Dr. Larry Brown and Angelica Huerta from OSU will lead this hands-on workshop to learn how to build irrigation systems that will allow you to grow higher-yielding crops with less labor!