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Organic Gardening Class Starts Jan 16

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Sign up now for the third annual Organic Gardening Class series. The 5 meetings are on Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Chico Grange Hall.
 
Whether you are a novice or have gardened for many years, you will enjoy the presentations from experts in growing delicious and beautiful vegetables, fruits, eggs, and more.
 
There will be plenty of time for questions, occasional slides shows, and our usual stunning tomato plant sale with Sawmill Creek Farm. These sessions are all at the Chico Grange Hall. For a map, Click Here. We will probably have some field trips in late spring, with separate registration for each one.
 
SCHEDULE:
 
January 16th: David Grau of Valley Oak Tool Company.
 
Overview of Organic Gardening, and organic gardening as the hub of ecological transformation.
 
February 6th: Rob Atkinson, home gardener.
 
Raised bed gardening for beginners and intermediates. Using straw as a mulch, integrating bees into the home garden, results with various varieties. Lots of slides.
 
February 27th: Lee Callender and Francine Stuelpnagel of GRUB Farm.
 
Lee and Francine from GRUB will share their favorite seed companies and varieties for both spring and summer planting. They will also discuss planting dates, methods, and their practical experiences in raising four acres of organic vegetables.
 
March 6th: Carl Rosato of Woodleaf Farm.
 
How to enliven your soil to produce heavy yields with maximum nutrient density. Carl will also discuss varieties, timing, and techniques for organic fruit production. Carl has operated Woodleaf Farm organically since 1982.
 
April 17th: Brian Marshall and Nancy Heinzel of Sawmill Creek Farm.
 
Brian and Nancy will share their vast experience growing heirloom and hybrid tomatoes. The class will have an opportunity to purchase certified naturally grown tomato, eggplant, and pepper plants.
 
Cost for the series: $40, COGS members: $30.
 
Cost for individual sessions: $10 at the door.
 
Refund Policy: You must notify us via email (david@valleyoaktool.com) by January 14 for refund (less $5 handling fee). NO REFUNDS after January 14.

To sign up, click here.