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Community Garden Resources

Garden Workshops 2021 Sessions
Session
Topic
Subtopics/activities
1
Ethically & sustainably sourcing materials
Affordable materials (using what you have)
Preparing, planting, and harvesting your garden
2
Finding land
Building and planting raised beds
Edging and planting in the ground
3
What are fertilizers? Chemical vs. natural fertilizers
How and when to fertilize
Make your own affordable fertilizers + demo
4
What are mushrooms and what is their environmental role?
Foraging safety and common mushrooms
How to grow mushrooms indoor and outdoors
5
Pickling (Peer Led)
All about food preservatives
How to and quick pickling live tutorial
Canning
6
Problems with our global food system
Sustainability and alternatives
Reducing waste, tips at home
7
Principles of Permaculture
Examples of permaculture design and thought in our community
8
Harvesting, mulching, and cover cropping
9
Review of seasonal sessions, prizes, and social
Forum to discuss future workshops, garden programs,
and greening our community
 
Advocacy Resources
While growing our own food, and reducing waste are essential things we can do, addressing food insecurity is not an individual task. It requires challenging inequality, oppression, and environmental disregard deeply built into our food system. ACSA provides guidance and support to help bolster residents' voices in their fight for food access and green space. Get in touch to see how we can support you!
 
 
Gardeners' Resources
 

 

For more information regarding programs, please contact:

Tyrzah M., Food Security and Engagement Coordinator at mtyrzah@agincourtcommunityservices.com

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