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

 

Summer Pruning with Meredith Cherry

Saturday, August 8th, 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.

Pruning is an essential year-round task for improving your garden and orchard health and productivity. Summer is the best time for some types of pruning, and can benefit everything from your fruit trees to your tomatoes. In this class you will learn how to work with your plants' natural growth habits and not against them by using the science behind how plants grow and react to pruning. We will discuss the basic guidelines, techniques and tools for pruning fruit and ornamental trees, shrubs, annuals, vines and roses.

 

Greywater: Laundry to Landscape with Chris Lopez of Grow Water

Saturday, August 15th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $15.00
He's earned his Permaculture Design Certification and studied agro-forestry at the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, studied Applied Watershed Restoration at the Quail Springs Permaculture Institute, earned a Water Harvesting Certification from the Watershed Management Group in Tucson AZ, and is currently obtaining an International Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design from Gaia University. He lives, works and plays in Sacramento, California.

Peaceful Valley and Grow Water would like to invite you to our Laundry to Landscape workshop. At this workshop you will learn the principles of the “how to” of using your laundry greywater to water your yard and save your plants or trees. You will learn the ins and outs of a L2L system, what to water and not water, what laundry soaps are safe and so much more.

 

Canning and Preserving with Sarah Griffin-Boubacar

Saturday, August 22nd, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —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.

 

Fall Planting with Meredith Cherry

Saturday, August 29th, 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.

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.

 

Intro to Cover Crops with Sarah Griffin-Boubacar

Saturday, September 12th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —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.

 

Cisterns and Rain Barrel Catchment with Chris Lopez of Grow Water

Saturday, September 19th, 9:30 am - 11:30 am — $15.00
He's earned his Permaculture Design Certification and studied agro-forestry at the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, studied Applied Watershed Restoration at the Quail Springs Permaculture Institute, earned a Water Harvesting Certification from the Watershed Management Group in Tucson AZ, and is currently obtaining an International Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design from Gaia University. He lives, works and plays in Sacramento, California.

Peaceful Valley and Grow Water would like to invite you to our Rain Barrel workshop. At this workshop you will learn the principles of capturing rainwater from your roof into storage tanks / rain barrels. How to size your system for maximum benefit of rainwater use during dry months. You will learn the in and outs of setting up a system, maintaining it and much more.

 

Calendula! Grow, Harvest, Salves & Teas with Kathleen McClintock

Saturday, September 26th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
Peaceful Valley Retail Store

Join us to learn more about the medicinal benefits of calendula! This beautiful and bright colored flower is a wonderful addition to your gardens, but did you know it has amazing healing properties as well? We will learn about it's benefits, how to grow calendula, harvest and turn this plant into tea and medicinal healing salve!

 

Fall Bulbs and Wildflowers with Linnie McNaughton

Saturday, October 3rd, 10:00 am - 11:00 am —FREE
Peaceful Valley Nursery, has been gardening in the foothills for over 30 years.

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!