All workshops require pre-registration & pre-payment is requested. Call Peaceful Valley's store to register at 530-272-4769 x106. Cash or check payments only, no credit cards.
To pre-pay, please mail a check made out to the workshop presenter to
Peaceful Valley, Attn: Workshops, P.O. Box 2209, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Workshops are Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 am
Saturday, April 26th, 9:30am - 11:30am — $15.00
Tomatoes top the delectable list of the heat-lovers, but this class will also cover eggplant, peppers, tomatillos, squash and annual herbs. Learn tricks for getting an early start when soils are cold in spring and frost still threatens. Managing irrigation and mulches, and succession planting in the heat of summer will also be covered.
Saturday, May 3rd, 9:30am - 11:30am — $15.00
Gardening in smaller spaces works when the fertility of the growing medium is optimal, even on a rooftop! Learn varying approaches to soil mixes for edibles , herbs, and other flowering plants in containers, including raised beds. This class will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of growing specific crops in raised beds.
Saturday, May 17th, 9:30am - 11:30am — $15.00
“Drought-tolerant” is a label that has been used for years for plants that survive periods of drought. “Water-efficient” is the more recent label for those plants, native and non-native, needing very little summer irrigation, and those surviving with natural rainfall. Rock gardens will be included. Fire-safe landscapes will also be addressed.
Saturday, May 31st, 9:30am - 11:30am — $15.00
Marney Blair owns Fulcrum Farm in Grass Valley
The workshop is a brief introduction to Biodynamic Farming and Gardening. We will cover topics such as, the history of Biodynamic Farming, philosophy, methods and the preparations. Special emphasis will be placed on the art and science of composting and the concept of the farm organism.
Saturday, June 7th, 10:00am - 11:00am —FREE
Learn how simple and easy it is to set up a basic drip system. You’ll see dramatic improvements in your garden plus you’ll save water and time. Learn about how to set up and use drip tape, sprayers, drip emitters, and more. Bring your questions and a drawing of the layout of your garden and we’ll get you ready!
Saturday, June 14th, 10:00am - 11:00am —FREE
Vegetables aren't just for the garden: now you can have your landscaping and eat it too! Learn how to design a beautiful and functional yard while incorporating your favorite fruits and vegetables into the plan, with a result that will be both pleasing to the eye and the stomach!