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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

 

Beneficial Insect Gardens with Carolyn Singer

Saturday, August 2nd, 9:30am - 11:30am — $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”

A healthy edible or ornamental garden depends on pollinators and predators. A beneficial habitat is easily achieved with the introduction of insectary plants: herbs, perennials, subshrubs and ornamental shrubs, and flowering trees.

 

Canning and Preserving with Sarah Griffin-Boubacar

Saturday, August 16th, 10:00am - 11:00am —FREE
Peaceful Valley Retail Store Manager

With a focus on water bath canning, pressure canning, dehydrating, vacuum sealing, freezing and fermentation, learn the best preservation methods for nearly everything in the garden so you can fully enjoy the summer's bounty all year long.

 

Intro to Cover Crops with Sarah Griffin-Boubacar

Saturday, September 6th, 10:00am - 11:00am —FREE
Peaceful Valley Retail Store Manager

Plant cover crops now and save money in the spring! 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.

 

Intro to Permaculture with Paul Racko

Saturday, September 13th, 9:30am - 11:30am — $15.00
A certified permaculture designer and offers consulting, design, project management & training though his firm Sierra Permaculture Design

Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is a harmonious integration of landscape and people — providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. We will cover the design principles of permaculture and how to apply these sustainable practices. No matter if you live in an urban apartment, suburban tract home, or on a multi-acre ranch, permaculture will help you live a more sustainable lifestyle.

 

Fall Planting: The Ideal Gardening Season with Carolyn Singer

Saturday, September 20th, 9:30am - 11:30am — $15.00
The regular local garden columnist for The Union and the author of “The Seasoned Gardener” and “Deer in My Garden”

From winter edibles to spring-harvested crops planted in fall (plant garlic and cover crop seed!), from flowering bulbs to shade trees, this is the perfect gardening season. Fall-planted gardens need far less irrigation the next growing season. Learn how to use row covers effectively.

 

Hugelkultur with David Ward

Saturday, September 27th, 9:30am - 11:30am — $15.00
Local Permaculturalist

Come to this class to find out about this exciting and easy no-till permaculture technique. Hugelkultur beds are created by mounding soil, compost and/or manure over large amounts of tree trunks, branches and other woody debris. Then you plant your garden on top of the layers of organic matter which decompose slowly, releasing nutrients and creating rich humus over time. This environment is ideal for growing hungry crops such as squash or strawberries.

 

Planting Meadows and Controlling Erosion with Carolyn Singer

Saturday, October 4th, 9:30am - 11:30am — $15.00
The regular local garden columnist for The Union and the author of “The Seasoned Gardener” and “Deer in My Garden”

Wildflower and grass meadows or even a small stand of California poppies may be created with some planning. Preparing a seedbed, timing of seeding, mulching, irrigation, and fire-safety issues will be discussed for wildflowers and erosion control.

 

Grow Great Garlic and Onions with Sarah Griffin-Boubacar

Saturday, October 11th, 10:00am - 11:00am —FREE
Peaceful Valley Retail Store Manager

So you thought that gardening season was over? Think again! Now is the best time to plant garlic and onions for next year's harvest. We will discuss planting tips for growing great garlic and onions in the foothills. You will also learn about the benefits of and differences between hardneck and softneck garlics, chives and scapes, heirloom varieties, and onions, shallots, scallions, and leeks - and take home some great recipes too!

 

Design, Construction and Maintenance of Passive Solar Greenhouses with Cathe’ Fish

Saturday, October 18th, 9:30am - 11:30am — $15.00
Local Permaculturalist

Overview of passive solar greenhouses, what works and what goes wrong, how to use passive solar design for greenhouses, working with seasonal sun path patterns, 10 design elements of an efficient low energy use greenhouse, construction tips, plant growth considerations in greenhouses, and questions and answers.

 

Fall Bulbs and Wildflowers with Linnie McNaughton

Saturday, October 25th, 11:00 am - 11:30 am —FREE
Peaceful Valley Nursery

Interested in learning more about easy to grow flower bulbs and wildflowers that do well in this area? Learn which blooms to plant that are deer and gopher resistant and that will add color to your garden year after year!

 

Deer Resistant Trees and Shrubs with Carolyn Singer

Saturday, November 1st, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $15.00
The regular local garden columnist for The Union and the author of “The Seasoned Gardener” and “Deer in My Garden”

Trees and shrubs define your landscape and live for many years. The best plants for deer country will be identified with a power point presentation. Cultural requirements (sun/shade, depth of root system, irrigation requirements after planting and with maturity) to be detailed for each plant.

 

Deer Resistant Perennials and Groundcovers with Carolyn Singer

Saturday, November 8th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $15.00
The regular local garden columnist for The Union and the author of “The Seasoned Gardener” and “Deer in My Garden”

Discover the wide assortment of deer-resistant plants for sun or shade in the foothills. These are plants that have been tested for several years in Sierra foothill gardens. First of a two-part series.

 

Growing Succulents with Linnie McNaughton

Saturday, November 15th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
Peaceful Valley Nursery

Low fuss, versatile, tenacious succulents are a great way to bring some color indoors! We will discuss how to design, plant and care for a succulent container garden. Bring or purchase a container to plant your own at our succulent bar!

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