Backyard Farming Is a five-week course beginning on February 22 and covers the topics of plant biology, building soil fertility, compost and plant nourishment, seed selection and plant starts, garden design and scheduling. Course will be taught by Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Wheat, an ecologist at the University of Washington where she teaches urban farming courses and leads coordination of the UW student farm. 21 Acres is pleased to welcome Dr. Wheat and share her wealth of experience.
Class sessions, 6:30-8:30 p.m.:
- February 22: Visioning the Farm - Plant Biology 101, Figure out what to grow!
- February 29: Preparing the Soil - How to build and sustain soil fertility
- March 7: Compost Gold - Create an easy system to nourish plant with free material
- March 14: Making Great Choices - How to select seeds, starts and transplants
- March 21: Timing is Everything - Design a planting calendar to get the most out of space
This is the first Core Course in the Growing Series of classes. Future courses feature Choices for Sustainable Living, Sustainable Systems at Work, as well as health and climate change issues. A new certificate program, the Sustainability & Stewardship Certificate, is available to students who complete studies in one or more sustainability fields.
Course registration fee is $195. Students are required to enroll, for a one-time charge of $45, in the 21 Acres School. Enrollment fee is for a two year period. Enrollees receive advance notice of class availability and occasional special discount offers. Interested students may enroll and register one of three ways: Phone: 425-481-1500 ; E-mail: email@example.com; or pay on-line: http://backyardfarming.eventbrite.com
Membership discounts are available. For more information call 425-481-1500 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the 21 Acres School visit 21acres.org/school.