This workshop is for anyone who wants to start a vegetable garden, incorporating basic skills for new gardeners. Topics covered will include: planning the garden (what goes where and when), preparing the soil, fencing the garden, planting and raising seedlings, companion planting, making and using compost, and weeding and mulching. Participants will walk away with the information and hands-on experience they need to get started this spring in their own garden.
The general context will be that of organic and biodynamic gardening, although details about specific biodynamic practices will not be included. The workshop is highly recommended for those without previous gardening experience who are interested in attending the One-Year Part-Time Training in Biodynamics.
Mac Mead has some 30 years' experience as a biodynamic practitioner, farmer and gardener. As a co-worker at the Fellowship Community from 1975 until 2005, Mac learned biodynamic methods directly from former co-workers of Ehrenfried Pfeiffer. Mac was the resident farmer at the Fellowship Community’s Duryea Farm from 1997 until 2005.