Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Build your own planter box and grow your own food

$165 person all materials included
April 12th or 26th      10am-4pm    6 hr class
(2 separate classes) 8 students total each class

In this class we will measure, cut and assemble our own wooden planter boxes that we will then fill with soil, fertilizers and vegetable starts and discuss the many varieties of green and vegetables we can grow in this box, over the different seasons.

Included in the class

    ⁃    wood and nails to build 1 box per student
    ⁃    access to tools
    ⁃    1 bag and 1/2 of soil
    ⁃    fertilizers and worm castings (approximately 1 cup each)
    ⁃    up to 8 plant starts (2 packs) ranging from lettuce, kale, peas and spinach (availability)
    ⁃    1 pack of seeds for next planting, peas, lettuce, kale or spinach
    ⁃    discuss succession planting and timing and organics

PLEASE Bring eye protection, ear plugs and gloves if you have any or all of these items, it helps!
I have some to loan you, but it never hurts to have your own!

We will go over basic power tool safety and demonstrations. We will build our boxes together, taking turns on the chop saw, using drills and tools, helping each other along the way.
You will leave this class with a new confidence in using power tools, instructions on how to build this beautiful rustic planter, as well as your own handmade, planted container filled with seasonal greens to take home, nurture and harvest from, as well as a new group of friends to call upon to discuss the progress and planting with.
Bring your own lunch and water bottle.

Community building, connection and creativity. What more can you ask for?