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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

Canning and Preserving with Sarah Griffin-Boubacar

Saturday, July 30th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE

About Sarah Griffin-Boubacar: 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.

Fall Planting with Meredith Cherry

Saturday, August 6th, 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.

The summer's harvests may be winding down, but gardening season isn't over yet! Fall is the perfect time to plant winter edibles and spring-harvested veggies, flowering bulbs and cover crops. Learn how to reduce your irrigation and fertilizer needs while extending your growing season with fall planting.

Laundry to Landscape with Chris Lopez

Saturday, August 20th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $15.00

About Chris Lopez: Chris Lopez specializes in designing integrated, closed loop, systems of place, and is currently obtaining an International Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design from Gaia University.

Laundry to Landscape teaches the basics of installing greywater systems in the home. From current California laws and regulations to the tips and tricks from installation experts.

Introduction to Cover Crops with Sarah Griffin-Boubacar

Saturday, August 27th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE

About Sarah Griffin-Boubacar: 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.

Integrated Design: Water Efficient Landscapes with Chris Lopez

Saturday, September 10th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $15.00

About Chris Lopez: Chris Lopez specializes in designing integrated, closed loop, systems of place, and is currently obtaining an International Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design from Gaia University.

Integrated Design brings water harvesting features together in the homeowners landscape to reduce watering, build healthy soil, optimize seasonal conditions, mitigate urban runoff and grow resources. Homeowners are instructed on how to map their home watershed and what water harvesting techniques work best for their terrain. The integrated design process creates a dynamic landscape that incorporates water harvesting features and other site elements to produce a cohesive relationship between humans and nature.

It’s Alive! Grow Great Soil: Cover Cropping and Lasagna Gardens with Kristin Otto

Saturday, September 17th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $15.00

About Kristin Otto: Kristin has a Horticulture degree, a love of homegrown food and is a foothill gardener of 18 years.

In this class we will look at the importance of soil, the abundant life it holds, and how to grow fertile garden soil on an ongoing basis. These techniques work for a small raised bed, large garden, and even that small lawn or weedy area. Forests and prairies are continually building soil, your garden can, too!

Fall Bulbs and Wildflowers with Linnie McNaughton

Saturday, September 24th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE

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.

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!