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Urban Homesteading In Person Intensive

February 26 @ 9:00 am - February 27 @ 5:00 pm EST

This 2 day in person intensive will cover all of the information you need to build an urban homestead here in the Tampa Bay area. We will be doing a mix of class discussions and hands on learning on a wide range of topics including:
– Setting Up: The basics of what your garden will need as well as considerations for location, design, and soil amendments.
– Garden Planning: There will be time to actually design your spring garden, ask questions, and get feedback on your design.
– Seed Starting: An essential tool for sustainable gardening. Why and how to start from seed as well as care and transplanting to the garden.
– Watering: Not just how much or how frequently, we will discuss sources, applications, and how to conserve this precious resource.
– Maintenance: From fertilizing to thinning we will cover all the little details to keep your garden growing the entire season.
– Pest Management: Bad bugs, good bugs, and techniques to manage pest issues.
– Composting: Sustainable, cost effective, organic way to reduce maintenance & increase yields.
– Permaculture Principles: creating systems that are able to sustain themselves
– Growing Mushrooms: We will go through the process of starting mushroom blocks and you will get to take home your inoculated block for your consumption.
– Growing Microgreens: Learn how to grow nutrient dense greens that are ready to harvest in as little as 7 days and you will get to take home your seeded trays for your consumption.
Class will be Saturday 2/26 & Sunday 2/27 each day will start at 9am and end at approximately 5pm, with 1.5 hours for lunch.
Lunch will not be provided but you are welcome to eat lunch on site or leave to get lunch out. Please bring your own water bottle, we will have water to refill it.
We will be outside for the duration of the day and will be getting our hands dirty. Please dress accordingly. Surfaces will be unlevel, wear comfortable shoes you can walk, stand, and kneel in.


February 26 @ 9:00 am EST
February 27 @ 5:00 pm EST
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The Urban Harvest
5610 4th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710 United States
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