HANDS ON HORTICULTURE: UNVEILING THE SECRETS OF SOIL SCIENCE
Join us for a series of workshops, each comprising four engaging sessions where we blend horticultural theory with practical, hands-on learning. Explore the world of plants in our educational space and greenhouse, gaining a deep understanding of horticultural concepts while actively participating in planting, cultivating, and nurturing. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, our workshops offer a unique opportunity to connect theory with real-world experience, fostering your passion for plants and gardening.
You will walk away from these workshops with lots of plants that you will have grown!
HANDS ON HORTICULTURE: Unveiling the Secrets of Soil Science
Continue on your horticultural knowledge quest with this second workshop focusing on Workshop Soil Science and Plant Nutrition.
Meeting Dates and Times:
Fridays, April 5th, 12th, 19th, May 3rd
Session 1: Soil Properties and Composition
- Understanding soil compositions and depth
- Soil texture, structure, and internal drainage
- Importance of soil pH and soluble salts
- Practical Exercises in foodLab Garden and Greenhouse
Session 2: Essential Plant Nutrients
- Macronutrients, secondary nutrients, and micronutrients
- Soil testing methods and fertilizer application
- Guidelines for organic and commercial fertilizers
Session 3: Vegetable Gardening Basics
- Assessing garden sites and soil fertility
- Choosing between organic and commercial fertilizers
- Tips for composting and soil tillage
Session 4: Gardening Techniques and Care
- Crops and garden layout planning
- Intensive gardening methods and container gardening
- Guidelines for summer care, watering, weed control, and mulching
Plant a Garden!
Come and explore the amazing world of plants and learn the fundamentals of gardening. From basic Botany to breaking ground in the garden, come and learn about the art and science of growing. In this workshop, we will cover the physiology of plants, the environmentals factors that affect plant growth, plant propagation, and the importance of healthy soil, all while planting vegetable and flower seeds and reparing a garden bed.
Over the four weeks in Workshop One, you will be able to seed and propagate plants in the campus greenhouse and learn how to develop a garden. At the end of the workshop, you can take your seedlings home and put them in your home garden.
Over the four weeks in Workshop Two, you will continue to plant, propagate, and transplant but will start to focus on cultivating particular vegetables and herbs for the garden.