I get really excited about things and I can't stop thinking about them. I am sure it is the same for everyone, kind of like Christmas. My awesome friend Kendra (who created the blueprint for my garden) owns a business called Urban Farm School. Basically, she holds classes at various locations and teaches people how to grow stuff, harvest stuff and eat stuff. And then, if you grow more than you can eat, she'll show you how to can it. I have received an endless amount of information from her classes and I encourage others to take them. In fact, we love her classes so much that one is being held at our house! It is the first of hopefully many and I can hardly wait. Wanna know more? Here is the info:
Lawn to Food: Converting Grass to Growing Space
Thursday, September 17
6:00 to 8:00pm
Learn how to convert existing lawn to suitable space for planting a garden! Autumn is the ideal time to prepare new and existing garden beds for the spring season. Class will include how to easily suppress or remove grass, appropriate materials, amend soil, and encourage microorganisms. This will be a hands-on class held at the Fruit Valley Sunshine Garden where we will prepare a bed for this neighborhood project as part of the class. Bring your gloves and questions; it will be a great evening!
Location: Fruit Valley Sunshine Garden, 2903 Weigel Avenue, Vancouver 98660
Registration and payment required: 360-852-3728 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How fun does that sound? It's perfect to get all this information now so when you are ready next spring your resource hogging, not-so-tasty lawn will transform into so much yumminess you will do a happy happy dance! This is something easy that will benefit everyone you come into contact with when you have a surplus of zucchini. So take this class and then sign up for some others that she has because they really fill up fast. Next year you can be the envy of your block because while everyone else is toting grocery bags out of their hot car, you will be enjoying a delicious meal just picked from your front yard. Does it get better than that? No way.