Green Starts Gardening Course

Hello!  Thank you for showing interest in this 15-session course which introduces basic gardening skills from a permaculture perspective and helps the participants build up their systems throughout a season.

Who should take the course:

  •  anyone that would like to strengthen their gardening skills–whether first-time gardeners or more seasoned people.
  • foodies and those interested in feeding themselves and others
  • people who want to share in a culture of producing what you need and enjoying what you can do
  • those who would like to explore new skills or have someone there to support you as you try new things
  • gardeners and people interested in how permaculture design informs good garden production and improves the landscape and our lives at the same time

What will we cover:

  • Garden design
  • Starting seeds
  • Planting
  • Garden establishment
  • Composting and soil
  • Problems in the garden
  • Weeds and Herbs…
  • Foraging
  • Forest Gardens
  • Food preservation
  • Seed saving
  • Putting the garden to bed

We will also spend time exploring established gardens and celebrating our successes together.

The course will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 for fifteen sessions beginning February 28.

Dates are: February 28, March 28, April 25, May 9, 16, June 6, 27, August 1, August 29, September 12, October 3, 17, November 7 (Field trips are currently scheduled for June 13 and September 19).

Who are the facilitators?

Rhonda Baird has been gardening and practicing homesteading and foraging skills her entire life. She loves it all and is happy to share what she knows to help you meet your own goals. For the past 13 years, she has been teaching and practicing permaculture design throughout the region.

John Galuska has been practicing permaculture nearly as long as Rhonda and has been offering Urban Farming courses at Indiana University as well as developing his own urban farm (which will host some of the sessions).

Sign up!

Here is a link to our “shop” which will register you for the course. We really want anyone who wants to take the course to be able to. We are open to payment plans and some work-trade or scholarship. Please talk to us. Growing food, caring for the soil, and building community is really important to us–and we want everyone to be a part of that.

If you can, consider an extra “Scholarship” purchase to help someone else attend the course.

If you have any questions, please use the contact form here and we’ll get back to you ASAP: