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Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply Workshops

All workshops require pre-registration & pre-payment is requested. Call our 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

We're Located at: 125 Clydesdale Ct, Grass Valley, CA

Irrigation Basics with Michael Babiarz

Saturday, May 7th, 10:00 am - 10:45 am —FREE

About Michael Babiarz: Peaceful Valley Retail Store Supervisor

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.

Grow the Best Tomatoes with Meredith Cherry

Saturday, May 7th, 11:00 am - 11:45 am —FREE

About Meredith Cherry: Farming since 2006, author of the Along the Kings Road: A Guide to Touring the California Missions series.

Whether you're new to gardening or want to grow your biggest, juiciest tomatoes ever, we'll discuss the tricks and techniques you need for an abundant and flavorful harvest.

Summer Cover Crops with Sarah Griffin-Boubacar

Saturday, May 7th, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm —FREE

About Sarah Griffin-Boubacar: Peaceful Valley Retail Store Manager

The two most expensive additions to your garden each spring are compost and nitrogen fertilizer. Cover cropping adds both with very little investment. Learn how to grow your own amendments, decrease erosion, and choke out potential weeds all while improving soil fertility.

Compost the Easy Way with Bokashi with Meredith Cherry

Saturday, May 7th, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm —FREE

About Meredith Cherry: Farming since 2006, author of the Along the Kings Road: A Guide to Touring the California Missions series.

If traditional compost piles or worm composting seems too time consuming or challenging, Bokashi composting is for you! This traditional Japanese technique is great for any size family, whether you live in a house or an apartment, produces useable compost faster than any other technique, and is super easy!

Simply Strawberries with Janice Meyer

Saturday, May 7th, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm —FREE

About Janice Meyer: Peaceful Valley Garden Advisor

Who doesn't love a fresh picked strawberry? Learn the do's and don’ts of growing them in your garden, including selection, care from planting to harvesting, and what to do about all those runners.

Getting Started with Grafting with Meredith Cherry

Saturday, May 7th, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm —FREE

About Meredith Cherry: Farming since 2006, author of the Along the Kings Road: A Guide to Touring the California Missions series.

If you've ever wanted to graft your trees or were curious how a Po-Mato is made, but didn't know how to get started, now's your chance! We will discuss the basics of selecting scions and grafting them onto rootstock for maximum success.

Making Homemade Kimchi and Kraut with Turtle Turtlington

Saturday, May 14th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $25.00

About Turtle Turtlington: T. Turtlington is a gardener, artist, avid food fan, and fermentation fanatic. He started making ferments 12 years ago and has enjoyed the fun and the nutrition ever since. He has taught with the likes of legendary fermenters such as Frank Cook and Sandor Katz, and is included in the book The Art of Fermentation.

Have you ever wanted to make your own fermented vegetables? It's easy and affordable to make you own, so you can enjoy the flavor and probiotic health benefits of raw organic kraut and kimchi using the vegetables from your garden or local farmer's market! This short introductory discussion and fermentation demonstration will give you all the basic info you need to make your own fermented vegetables in glass jars or stoneware crocks. We will talk about the history, discuss favorite ingredients, and share some recipes, while we chop and sample a few fresh varieties.

Essential Oils for the Gardener with Meredith Cherry

Saturday, May 21st, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $5.00

About Meredith Cherry: Farming since 2006, author of the Along the Kings Road: A Guide to Touring the California Missions series.

Essential oils have been used since ancient times for healing... but did you know that they also can be used in the garden? In this class, we'll discuss how essential oils may be used to deter pests and plant diseases, share "essential" recipes for sunscreen, poison oak soap, and more, then make all-natural (citronella-free!) mosquito repellent to take home.

Lavender Cultivation & Crafts with Linnie McNaughton

Saturday, May 28th, 9:30 am - 11:00 am — $5.00

About Linnie McNaughton: Linnie McNaughton has been gardening in the foothills for over 30 years. In 1995 Linnie originated Green Blessing making fine, handcrafted, small batch olive oil and goat's milk soaps and a wide variety of herbal bath and body products.

Learn about different varieties of Lavender and how to make beautiful, fragrant, wands, wreaths and other crafts.

Gopher and Mole Control with Sarah Griffin-Boubacar

Saturday, June 4th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE

About Sarah Griffin-Boubacar: Peaceful Valley Store Manager

Is it a gopher, a mole, or a vole? Learn how to identify and manage these pesky animals. This class will cover traps, baits and repellents, with a focus on IPM approaches.

Tree Care with Aero Acton

Saturday, June 11th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $15.00

About Aero Acton: Aero Acton was raised on Olala farms in North San Juan. He has a BS from UC Davis Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry. He is an ISA Certified Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor with over 25 years experience. He is a licensed Tree and Landscape Contractor and owner of Leaf It To Me, Inc.

Aero Acton from Leaf It To Me will be teaching this information packed class. Topics covered will include: tree health and the effects of drought, root care, and proper maintenance. You won't want to miss this one!

Kombucha! with Meredith Cherry

Saturday, June 18th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE

About Meredith Cherry: Farming since 2006, author of the Along the Kings Road: A Guide to Touring the California Missions series.

This fermented tea is delicious, nutritious, and fun and easy to brew at home. Learn what a SCOBY is, the art and science of how to brew your own, get some recipes, and taste the magic of kombucha! Advanced sign up is required so we bring enough for everyone to taste.

Intro to Permaculture with Bret Glassett

Saturday, June 25th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am —FREE

About Bret Glassett: Bret is a certified permaculture designer and consultant who operates Sierra Sustainable and practices homesteading and permaculture on 5 acres in Cedar Ridge.

An introductory class on permaculture as it applies to Nevada County home owners, land owners, gardeners and farmers. You will learn how permaculture can save time and money through conserving water, energy and other resources around your home or land while improving the earth in a sustainable fashion that will benefit future generations. The class covers the basic principles of permaculture and how it is similar to and different from traditional sustainability, organic gardening, construction and landscape design. Topics such as water harvesting earthworks, drought tolerance, soil restoration, passive solar and more will be used to paint a picture of a efficient permaculture site modeled after natural systems.