Transcript of "Growing Together with Rochester Roots - New York"
GROWING TOGETHER in 2012 with Rochester Roots A Six Part, Step-by-Step, Hands-on Workshop Series for School, Community, and Urban Gardeners & FarmersWorkshop 1: Urban Garden Planning & Design Workshop 4: Soil Testing & Soil Preparation(Part 1) This workshop will show you how to test and assess your soilStarting a food-based backyard, community, or school garden for nutrients, heavy metals, pH, and other soil characteristics.in 2012? This workshop will guide you in the basics of organic You’ll then learn techniques that build healthy soil throughgarden design and planning that works with nature, not sheet mulching, composting, no-till gardening, andagainst it. Design your garden to include vegetables, herbs permaculture techniques. Participants will leave with a soiland flowers. Bring a photo, sketch, or GIS map of your test kit and an instruction sheet for assessing your own site.proposed garden site and we’ll start from there. Date: Saturday, April 28Date: Thursday, February 2 Time: 1:00-4:00pmTime: 6:00-8:00pm Location: Clara Barton School #2, 190 Reynolds St. (Park on thLocation: Rochester Roots Conference Room, 4 Floor, Frost Ave. at the corner of Frost & Reynolds)Downtown Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St. (Park inCity Hall Parking Lot) Workshop 5: Spring Planting for an Early HarvestWorkshop 2: Companion Planting & Heirloom Get an early start on the growing season through the directSeed Selection (Part 2) seeding of peas, beans, root crops, and leafy greens whichLearn the art of growing a successful organic vegetable thrive in cool weather. Participants will leave with seeds thatgarden using companion planting and heirloom seed they can plant directly in their own garden.selection. Based around the idea that certain plants benefitothers when planted next to, or in close proximity, companion Date: Saturday, May 19planting can help make more productive use of your garden Time: 1:00-4:00pmspace while reducing water usage and eliminating the need Location: Clara Barton School #2, 190 Reynolds St. (Park onfor insecticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers. Frost Ave. at the corner of Frost & Reynolds)Participants with leave with a preliminary sketch of theirgarden site and understand how to read seed catalogues and Workshop 6: From Greenhouse to Groundseed packets. Transplanting Techniques Learn how to properly prepare the soil, form companionDate: Thursday, March 1 planting guilds, and transplant a selection of vegetables,Time: 6:00-8:00pm herbs, and flowers that were started in the greenhouse. Then thLocation: Rochester Roots Conference Room, 4 Floor, learn how to conserve moisture and reduce weed pressureDowntown Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh St. (Park in through mulching.City Hall Parking Lot) Date: Saturday, June 23Workshop 3: Seed Starting, Greenhouse Time: 1:00 – 4:00pmGrowing, & Cold Frame Practices Location: Clara Barton School #2, 190 Reynolds St. (Park onThis hands-on workshop will take place in the Franklin High Frost Ave. at the corner of Frost & Reynolds)School Greenhouse. Workshop participants will learn to makepotting soil and get an early start on planting seeds for theirgardens. The focus of this workshop will be on starting leafy For more information contact Rochester Rootsgreens, peppers, and tomatoes which participants will take at 585-232-1463home at Workshop 6. Friend us at Facebook:Date: Thursday, April 5 www.facebook.com/rochester.rootsTime: 4:00-6:00pm Donate on-line: www.rochesterroots.orgLocation: Franklin High School, 950 Norton St. (Enter eastside entrance near parking lot) Growing Together Registration & Fees $15 per person per workshop or $75 series (6 workshops) $10 low-income & students per workshop or $50 series (6 workshops) Please register me for the following workshops: Workshop 1: Urban Garden Planning & Design (Part 1) Workshop 2: Companion Planting and Heirloom Seed Selection (Part 2) Workshop 3: Seed Starting, Greenhouse Growing, & Cold Frame Practices Workshop 4: Soil Testing & Soil Preparation Workshop 5: Spring Planting for an Early Harvest Workshop 6: From Greenhouse to Ground Transplanting Techniques Whole Series (includes one free workshop) Let’sTotal Amount Enclosed $_______________ Dig In!Name ________________________________________Affiliation ___________________________________________________Address ___________________________________________________ City _____________________________ Zip __________Phone ______________________________________________ E-mail _______________________________________________Area of Interest (Check One) ___School Garden ___Community Garden ___Backyard Garden ___Urban Farmer___Other: Please Describe___________________________________________________________________________________Level of Garden Experience (Check One) ___High ___Medium ___Low ___None Mail Registration and Payment to: Rochester Roots, 121 N. Fitzhugh St., Rochester, NY 14614