Classes & Workshops

2014 CLASSES – OCCUPY YOUR YARD and GROW YOUR OWN FOOD

TOWARDS BUILDING A LOCAL FOOD RESOURCE

Everyone can grow their own food! Growing our own food contributes to a sustainable lifestyle and develops a deeper connection to the earth. Planning and skill building makes a huge difference to your success. This 2014 series of classes and workshops is designed to support successful food gardens in the backyard garden or on the farm. Through hands-on experience and class discussions we will study and practice best practices of regenerative agriculture.  Those new to gardening will gain enough knowledge to begin their own garden. Experienced gardeners will gain new knowledge and and learn new techniques to enrich their current gardens.

HOEING AND GROWING

  • Plant observation-ABC’s of Botany
  • Trouble shooting and Remedies
  • Weed Control and Soil Building Techniques
  • Biodynamic Field Sprays and Preparations
  • The Hoop House, High and Low Tunnels, Row Covers
  • Cold Frames from Recycled Materials
  • Soil preparations in the cold frames and hoop house
  • Early seedings and techniques for success.

WORKSHOPS TO BE HELD IN SONOMA COUNTY (location TBA)

Contact Jim goodfarmers@gmail.com

707 583 3870

Jim Barausky has a life-long passion for good gardening and good food. He has been a farmer and gardener for over 35 years, and taught at several universities and Waldorf schools. Jim has served as President of the Bio Dynamic Association and as a regional coordinator for the North American Biodynamic Training and Apprenticeship Programs, and participates in Boulder County’s Young Farmers Mentoring Program. Currently, Jim is the biodyanamic estate manager for Quivira Winery in Healdsburg, California.He finds the garden a constant and never-ending source of refreshment and renewal.
Cheryl Mulholland
has been an educator in many capacities for over 30 years. She teaches from a lifetime of personal experience in Waldorf education, eurythmy, farming and gardening, spiritual work, and a vast area of study. Cheryl has a ‘teachers heart’ and shares her knowledge with clarity and depth.

TO FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jim Barausky 707 583 3870  goodfarmers@gmail.com