Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Co-op Offers Vegetable Gardening and Wind Power Classes

Joey Robison of Just Food Co-op asked if I would help spread the word about these upcoming free classes at the Co-op (the first is tomorrow evening!). I am happy to do so. If you are thinking of starting a garden this year for the first time, or increasing the size or scope of your garden, or are wondering about the feasibility of adding a small wind turbine to your property, these sound as if they will be quite helpful. I heard Ben Doherty of Open Hands Farm speak a few weeks ago, and am sure that he will give an informative, accessible presentation.

Co-op Class: Gardening, Part 1- Plan your Garden

Thursday, Jan 22 2009 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Now's the time to begin planning your garden! Laura Frerichs, co-owner of Loon Organics, will discuss soil preparation, which plants can be direct seeded and which ones need to be transplanted, and how to schedule plantings throughout the season to maximize production. Held in the Just Food Event Space. Class is free, but preregistration is required at Just Food or by calling 507-650-0106.

Co-op Class: Small Wind Power
Monday, Jan 26 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ever wonder what it would take to power your home, business or farm with a wind turbine? Join instructor Dan Borek as he answers your questions about small wind power possibilities. Held in the Just Food Event Space, please preregister for this free class while you are at Just Food or by calling 507-650-0106.

Co-op Class: Gardening, Part 2- What to Plant?
Thursday, Jan 29 2009 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Erin Johnson and Ben Doherty of Open Hands Farm will lead a discussion on the different varieties available, what's new, and which varieties work well in our area and which don't. Held in the Just Food Event Space. This class is free, but please preregister at the front of the store or by calling 507-650-0106.

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