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Building my First Vegetable/ Kitchen Garden

Rocky Mountain Gardening Elective


**This is a 2 part class with two 5 hour sessions.


In this intensive workshop, take your kitchen garden to the next level and maximize your space for optimum production. Learn how to feed a family of four from a 4x6 raised bed. Discuss succession planting, harvesting, extending the season (both early and late), tools and materials, vertical space gardening using trellises and other structures, soil prep, french kitchen garden design, and more. Develop your own customized design based on your garden situation and your family's needs. Patti emphasis will be on small gardens and containers, but this workshop will provide you with invaluable ideas and resources for improving your year-round production in a garden of any size.

This is a 10 hour course for the first time vegetable gardener who needs the ABCs from start to finish. We will cover the building of raised beds, first time soil fill and what to do in subsequent years to keep your soil alive and thriving, how to know what to plant when, starting from seed or direct sow, garden maintenance, extending the seasons and harvesting. You will have the opportunity to draw and plan your beds with an intensive planting plan and start some seeds for your own garden with your instructor. You will go home with tons of information and great handouts to refer to.


As this class is 5 hour course please bring a sack lunch and snacks, we also have a cafe availalbe to purchase food.


$145 member, $157 non-member.


Instructor: Patti O'Neal


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