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Ashtabula Grows: Home Gardening For Food Security and Community Resilience in Uncertain Times

Coming TUESDAY, April 28! Webinar series on growing your own food, building community resilience and food security.

  • In collaboration with OSU extension, Ashtabula Master Gardeners and Community Counseling Center, we will be holding a weekly class on Zoom.
  • Class will include roughly 30 minutes of instruction, 30 minutes for questions and answers
  • An opportunity to get your own home garden kit (funds provided by The Pollination Project grant)
  • Classes will be taught by local farmers (both professional, amateur and inspired) who have first hand knowledge of our climate, soil and plants that typically fair well in the region. Other group leaders include folks at Community Counseling Center, health care professionals, permaculturalists and local Herbalists.
  • A facebook page is set up and ready to field your questions, an opportunity for you to share your stories, successes and failures and photos with the community.

Tentatively, classes will include:

Tuesday, April 28 at 6pm – Getting Started: overview of the program, food security and community resilience, choosing a garden location, preparing the site

Tuesday, May 5 – Indoor Seed Starting

Tuesday, May 12 – Hot Frames and Demonstration

Other Classes will include:

Planting Out Your Seedlings

Direct Sowing for a Continual Harvest

What to Do with the Weeds: a Seasonal Approach

Perennial Vegetables for a Changing Climate

Seed Saving

Soils Across the County

Putting Your Garden to Bed

Time Banking as a way to help each other accomplish our home gardens!