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Farming 101 Class #3: "Propagation & Planting"

  • Wild Willow Farm & Education Center 2550 Sunset Avenue San Diego, CA, 92154 United States (map)

DESCRIPTION

Our popular Farming 101 seven-week Regenerative Farming training program is being offered a la carte for the first time this summer July 14 thru August 25! This page is to enroll in the individual topic classes.

You may enroll in the full course package and save money. For more information click here.

$600 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL/$700 REGULAR PRICE/OR $125 PER CLASS

Every week focuses on a different foundational food-growing topic. You can select the specific week you wish to attend according to the topic in which you want to expand your knowledge. Any experience level is welcome. Our education is based on sustainable regenerative farming using natural cultivation methods with minimal waste/water consumption and advocate against the use of environmentally harmful chemicals.

Each topic includes a two-hour lecture on Wednesday evenings in South Park followed by a hands-on lab work on the farm from 9am-4pm. Attendance at the Wednesday class is required for participation in the Saturday Lab.

Class #3: "Propagation & Planting Techniques"

This week will focus on direct sowing and transplanting; starting seeds; planting practice.. Your purchase includes the lecture on Wednesday August 1st 6PM-8PM and the field lab on Saturday August 4th 9AM-4PM.

Details: Getting plants off to a healthy start is critical to successful crop production. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and practices used in propagating crops from seed. In the Living Lab, students will practice mixing potting soil and potting up plants, while understanding how to use a propagation nursery and green house. Also highlighted is how to grow and determine high quality starts, and growing starts from cuttings and divisions. Students will discover a number of different direct sowing methods, proper seed bed preparation for different varieties of crops, and inoculants necessary for living soil. Planting practice with seeds and from plant starts will include proper depth, spacing, and maintenance for good crop establishment.

About the Workshop, Topics, and Dates

Each week will start with a Wednesday 2 hour lecture in the evening in South Park followed by lab work on the farm from 9AM-4PM. Please select the date and purchase tickets according to the class topic taught that week. Save by applying and purchasing the entire workshop here: http://www.sandiegoroots.org/farm/f101-course.php

About the Workshop, Topics, and Dates

Each topic includes a two-hour lecture on Wednesday evenings in South Park followed by a hands-on lab work on the farm from 9am-4pm. Attendance at the Wednesday class is required for participation in the Saturday Lab.

Please select the date and purchase tickets according to the class topic taught that week. Save by applying and purchasing the entire workshop here.

July 14 @ 9am: Orientation/Introduction: (FREE, and highly advised)

Class #1 "It Starts with the Soil"

Wed. July 18, 6pm to 8pm Class + Sat. July 21, 9am to 4pm Lab
Making & using compost, mulching, sheet composting, cover cropping

Class #2 "Growing Fertile Soil"

Wed. July 25, 6pm to 8pm Class + Sat. July 28 9am to 4pm Lab
Proper use and care of farm tools; evaluating soil texture and moisture; bed preparation; mechanical and manual tillage; compost tea and extract.

Class #3 "Propagation & Planting Techniques"

Wed. Aug. 1, 6pm to 8pm Class + Sat. Aug 4, 9am to 4pm Lab
Direct sowing and transplanting; starting seeds; planting practice.

Class #4 "Irrigation"

Wed. Aug. 8, 6pm to 8pm Class + Sat. Aug 11, 9am to 4pm Lab
How water moves through the soil and efficient irrigation practices

Class #5 "Integrated Pest Management (IPM)"

Wed. Aug. 15, 6pm to 8pm Class + Sat. Aug 18, 9am to 4pm Lab
Identifying pests, pathogens, and beneficial plants and insects

Class #6 "Building Resiliency into Your Farm"

Wed. Aug. 22, 6pm to 8pm Class + Sat. Aug 25, 9am to 4pm Lab
Exploring permaculture practices and observing the farm with a holistic eye, plus a visit to our beehives. End of course pizza party!

For questions, please email tanya@wildwillowfarm.org

For more information visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farming-101-class-3-propagation-planting-tickets-44904981007

Earlier Event: July 31
BUSINESS OF FARMING
Later Event: August 4
Introduction to Beekeeping