Soil Prep for the Urban Gardener

Raised beds or plant directly in your soil? Learn about bed preparation options for the urban gardener and the many things to consider for higher crop yields and soil fertility. We will look at soil reports, soil amendments, discuss cost and resource uses in establishing growing areas, and concludes with why using your native soil and double-digging is the most efficient, cost-effective solution. In well-prepared beds, plants will grow better and need less water, and weeds will come out easily. Our class will include a hands-on demonstration of double-digging at the Common Ground Garden.

Taught by Robin Mankey who works to connect people with the earth through growing food and through her local company, Take Root. She helps get home gardens going and keeps them flourishing. She is co-author of Ecology Action’s Booklet 34 – Food for the Future Now.

A project of Common Ground, sponsored by Ecology Action of the San Francisco Bay Area’s mid peninsula. For 40 years this 501(c)(3) non project has offered hands a number of activities to meet their goal of “Creating Abundance in Community.”  These include classes and events in organic gardening and sustainable lifestyles, as well as items like seeds and plant starts, organic composts, fertilizers, mulches, tools, natural disease and pests control products and much more.

For more information and to register, see the Common Ground Classes and Events website page. Note: Early registration is recommended as classes sell out.

Fee: $31