Growing Food in the City

Fall is the time to prepare for next year’s growing season. In this workshop, you will learn all the steps that are required to turn any patch of land into a rich habitat for beneficial insects and healthy plants. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on demonstration, you'll learn the basics of how to grow vegetables and flowers using sustainable methods. We’ll look at soil types, and what kinds of plants thrive in the soils found in this area. We’ll talk about composting and how to improve the soil of your garden. We’ll cover the best times for planting and harvesting. And we’ll discuss best practices for the care and feeding of outdoor plants.  

When:   November 8,  1 PM  - Rain or Shine
Where:  1624 4th St NW DC (Metro: Shaw/Howard on Green line)
Cost:      Free  - Donations accepted, any amount

About the Instructor
Barrett Jones is a community gardener and educator who has worked at Common Good City Farm, City Blossom’s Marion Street Garden, and the Blair Road Community Garden in the District of Columbia. He also worked in the kitchen garden of Elm Lea Farm in Vermont.

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