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Sunday June 16th 2024

Taking Root

By Margaret Shields

Taking Root is a beginning gardener class series for new gardeners interested in growing their own food. This 6-class series takes place in a community garden in East Phillips, and brings you through an entire growing season in Minnesota, with a class held approximately once a month between May and October. Cost: $30 for the whole series! Pre-registration required.

Class Topics: Garden Planning and Gardening Basics Early May Transplanting, Mulching and General Garden Maintenance Early June Planting for Fall, Crop Rotation and Harvesting Techniques Mid July Height-of-Summer Trouble-Shooting Mid August Late Summer Harvesting, Fall Planting and Cover Crops Mid September Garlic Planting, Preparing for Winter, Vermiculture Composting Mid October

About the Instructor: Nick Schneider is a gardener and professional chef. Nick has been a community gardener for 11 years, a gardening instructor for six, and a market gardener for 3 years. His passion for bio-intensive, high-yield sustainable food production has yielded a world of ticks and tips great for beginning gardeners.

Series Locations, Dates, and Times: The series is held outside at a community garden site in the Phillips neighborhood. There may be other opportunities to visit the other garden sites during the course of the class,but your class will be based at your site. You will receive specific information on getting to the garden site once you are registered, before the first class.

The Phillips class and times are: Thursday, April 28th at 6pm, Thursday May 26th at 6pm, Saturday July 9th at 3:30pm, Wednesday August 10th at 6pm,Thursday September 8th at 6pm, Saturday October 8th at 3pm

Registration: Register for the series by going to the Gardening Matters website here.

Registration is required to attend the series. Call us if you”'re not able to register online and we can help register you on our end.

Class fee is $30 and can be paid online or by bringing check or cash payment for the series to the first class (checks made payable to Gardening Matters). Contact Gardening Matters for additional payment options or to work out a payment plan.

Contact: Margaret at Gardening Matters for questions or more information: or 612-821-2358

Sponsored by Gardening Matters, a non-profit dedicated to supporting community gardens in Minnesota.

See you in the garden!

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