Testemonial about a recent GardenforLife Party ~
I loved having Urban Farm School come to my house when I hosted a class with them. They were able to see my garden and relate what they were talking about to my personal space. ~ Melody Hamby, Washougal
We at urban farm school believe that building a community is one of the most important elements of supporting local food. What better way to build a community than to throw a party!
We are pleased to offer our GardenforLife party services to small groups at private homes and gardens. We don’t sell gadgets or gizmos and there is no pressure to buy a thing. You won’t walk away with a $30 this or a $50 that; you will walk away with knowledge that you will have for a lifetime that you can share with your friends and family. All we ask is you bring your questions and come ready to learn about growing your own food.
GardenforLife Parties include:
Two hours of instruction
GardenforLife Parties we offer:
Fabulous Fruits ~
Choosing, planting, and harvesting fruiting trees, shrubs, vines, and canes that are ideal for urban spaces and can easily be integrated into an existing yard.
Food at Hand: Container Gardens ~
Learn to grow salads, herbs, and fruits & vegetables in a variety of containers.
Healthy Soil, Healthy Food ~
The basis for healthy food is healthy soil. Learn about organic soil amendments, composting, and mulch as well as how to heal over-fertilized and chemical saturated soils.
From Lawn to Food: Starting Your Vegetable Garden ~
A 101 conversation about where and how to start an urban vegetable garden. Discussion will involve soil preparation, raised beds, cool and warm season vegetables, and more.
Canning GardenforLife Parties we offer:
Pickled and Preserved
A basic introduction to saving the garden’s harvest using water bath and fermentation pickling techniques. Class will include information about health and safety, appropriate canning supplies, recipes for pickles, mixed vegetables, and sauerkraut as well as a seasonally appropriate hands-on activity.
Preserving Tomatoes and Salsa
A basic introduction to the wonderful and varied world of tomatoes and salsas. Learn how to safely preserve tomatoes, sauces, juice, and salsas understanding when to waterbath, freeze, or pressure can tomato products. Class will include information about health and safety, appropriate canning supplies, recipes for salsa and spaghetti sauce as well as a hands-on activity.
Create Your Own GardenforLife Party
We are happy to accommodate other gardening and preservation topics that are specific to your garden and preservation needs. Give us a call with your garden party idea!
FEES AND SCHEDULING:
Fee: $150 minimum up to 10 people, additional $15/person after the initial 10.
Travel expenses for the following areas:
Add and Activity: $50
To schedule your GardenforLife party contact 360-852-3728 or email@example.com