Teaching from the BUF
Are you interested in growing your own vegetables, but don’t know much about gardening? We wish we could bring you to the urban farm and teach you what we know, but for now we can’t. So instead, Sustainable Berea is offering a free educational series via Zoom for those new to home gardening. Each 45-minute event will begin with a short lesson on a specific topic that will help guide beginners through their first growing season.
We will meet on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 am to 10:45 am. There will be 15 minutes on the scheduled topic, 15 minutes about what is happening on the Berea Urban Farm, and 15 minutes for questions and sharing by participants. If you are a more advanced gardener, you are welcome to join us and share your wisdom!
You can register for the Teaching from the BUF series here. The schedule follows:
Soil testing and soil improvement
Cool weather crops
Raised bed gardening
Warm weather crops
Insects: Managing pest and beneficials
Planting for pollinators
Harvest and post-harvest handling of produce
Planning the fall garden
Trees and bushes
Preserving the harvest
Putting the garden to bed for winter
Eating your harvest: cooking and recipes