Gardening with Deana Classes – October 2017 (Updated October 11, 2017)
**NOTE: I am now offering various classes at multiple locations, some classes require RSVP and/or a Fee with tours, hands-on and take home activities**
October 7, 2-4 pm – Food and Thought, 2132 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34102 in the Thoughtful Threads Dining Area
Vegetable Gardening – (FREE) Ready to start your fall vegetable garden? Did you already start but are having challenges? Come learn with us as we talk about what to start growing when in our climate and how to care for vegetable plants so you can grow healthy, delicious, homegrown organic food this season!
October 14, 2-4 pm – Food and Thought, 2132 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34102 in the Thoughtful Threads Dining Area
Grow your own Superfood Workshop – (FREE with RSVP) Did you know you can grow super nutrients right in your own kitchen? From wheatgrass, to sprouts like sunflowers, microgreens, and baby greens, growing your own delicious superfood is easy! Want to learn about using super foods in your daily meals with juicing and great recipes? In this class, you can come a little early to set up; bring your seeding trays, sprouting kits, and seeds or buy them from us as we’ll have extra available for you. This will be a hands on class where you can start growing right away or you can come observe as we demonstrate the techniques for growing organic superfoods. Come learn how! RSVP by October 12th to email@example.com to ensure adequate space and materials are available.
October 20, 2-4 pm Naples Botanical Garden (NBG), 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112 – Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium (at the gardens entrance, the first right turn is the Kapnick Center – there is a sign showing where to park)
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners ($15 NBG Members / $20 NBG Non-Members) Anyone can start a garden, whether big or small, in containers, raised beds or in the ground, indoors, or outside. This program will start in the classroom, but journey out into the Garden if time allows. Come and learn about the basics of successful organic vegetable gardening! We’ll do some hands on work and each person will have a plant to take home, care for, and enjoy! Time permitting, we’ll take a tour of our beautiful Naples Botanical Gardens!
October 21, 2-4 pm – Food and Thought, 2132 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34102 in the Thoughtful Threads Dining Area
Gardening Talk – (FREE) Join our monthly open topic gardening discussion. What’s growing now? What to plant? What other gardening activities coming up? In this class, attendees can bring their questions, plant problems, and ideas; we’ll share organic methods and solutions to problems. If you bring plant parts with a problem, please keep the plant parts in plastic bag so we don’t spread the problem to our garden center plants.
October 28, 2-4 pm – Food and Thought, 2132 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34102 in the Thoughtful Threads Dining Area
All About Worms – (FREE) Don’t miss our special Guest, Vermiculture Expert and owner of SWFL’s Green Leaf Worm Farm, Mr. Sean Moore! Are you getting the most from your garden? Do you farm your own worms or is it something you want to learn more about? Using worm castings and tea work in any garden culture; containers, raised beds, or in the ground! Did you know we use vermiculture at our Oakes Organic Farm? Come learn as Sean shares all about nature’s best garden helpers! Worms are essential to promote microbial activity that allows plants to absorb nutrients; fertilizers alone are not enough! Enhance your gardens, improve the soil, and use less water to grow happy, healthy, and nutrient rich plants with worms!