Whether you have a large yard, a balcony, or a few acres of land, growing at least some of your own food increases the pleasure of the table, provides a greater sense of self-reliance, and can become an important local economic enterprise.
This weekend workshop is for people who would like to learn simple, proven systems for growing food in small spaces. The workshop will cover soil fertility, bed preparation, seeding and transplanting, weeds and cultivation, and the harvest, storage, and marketing of various food crops. If you are already growing food, the workshop will offer techniques to improve your skills and to produce food more consistently, reliably, and in greater volumes. We will use Esalen’s farm and garden to develop critical observational skills, and for the demonstration and individual practice of various techniques. This workshop is for all skill levels; no prior experience is necessary.