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Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply is excited to announce an amazing year of workshops!

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

125 Clydesdale Ct, Grass Valley, CA

 

Aquaponics with Ross Tessien

Saturday, March 7th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $15.00
Ross has built several aquaponic systems for personal through commercial use. He is a Mechanical Engineer, and grew up with his father's garden to work and play in. He has sold lettuce and other greens at local Farmer's Markets including one of the largest year round market in our area, the Sacramento WX. He has built aquaponic systems, managed the gardens, and learned to deal with a variety of pests: aphids, butterfly caterpillars, squirrels, and deer.

Aquaponics, a natural form of hydroponics, is a method of growing fish and plants together using systems that mimic nature where fish, microbes, and plants live together symbiotically. This talk will explore different types of aquaponic systems, methods, nutrient and pest issues, and will introduce a booklet that is available exclusively through Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply. The booklet includes instructions on how to build low cost systems (typically 75 percent the cost of comparable online kits) that feed one or more families.

 

Organic Gardening 101 with Carolyn Singer

Saturday, March 14th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $15.00
Carolyn Singer is the regular local garden columnist for The Union and the author of “The Seasoned Gardener” and “Deer in My Garden”

Learn about the magical world of gardening beginning with the basics: soil, compost, irrigation, fertilization, plants, and pollination. Bring your questions! This class will inspire you to become an organic gardener.

 

Seed Starting with Meredith Cherry

Saturday, March 21st, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
Farming since 2006, author of Along the Kings Road: A Guide to Touring the California Missions by Bicycle.

If you are trying to grow heirloom varieties of vegetables that aren't commonly available as plants, or just trying to save some money, seed starting is the way to go and now is the time to get started! Even novice gardeners can grow their own plant starts! Come learn the basics on seed starting, and be prepared when gardening season arrives!

 

Poultry Basics with Meredith Cherry

Saturday, March 28th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
Farming since 2006, author of Along the Kings Road: A Guide to Touring the California Missions by Bicycle.

Thinking of hen-vesting in chickens, turkeys, or waterfowl? In this beginner friendly class, you'll learn everything you need to raise your egg and meat birds from day-olds to full-grown, and get your new flock to an egg-cellent start! This is a hands on class with live chicks.

 

Planting a Cutting Garden with Linnie McNaughton

Saturday, April 4th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
Peaceful Valley Nursery, has been gardening in the foothills for over 30 years.

Learn about what flowers and other greenery to plant to create an almost year round cutting garden that will continue to produce for years to come.

 

Raised Beds and Container Gardening with Carolyn Singer

Saturday, April 11th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $15.00
Carolyn Singer is the regular local garden columnist for The Union and the author of “The Seasoned Gardener” and “Deer in My Garden”.

Gardening in smaller spaces works, even on a rooftop, when the fertility of the growing medium is optimal! 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.

 

Earth Day Seed Bombs with Stephanie Stevens

Saturday, April 18th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $10.00
Peaceful Valley Retail Store

Seed Bombs aren't just for guerrilla gardeners anymore, they are also great for propagating seeds in poor soil or on a large scale. Kick off the week of Earth Day by learning to make your own seedballs. Materials will be provided and all attendees will leave with their own Seed Bombs to spread.

 

Irrigation Basics with Michael Babiarz

Saturday, April 25th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
Peaceful Valley 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. Bring your questions and a drawing of the layout of your garden and we’ll get you ready!