Teaching from the BUF 2022

Last year in response to the pandemic, we initiated Teaching from the BUF, a bi-weekly on-line educational program for Berea households interested in growing some of their food. We are back in 2022 to share our experience and knowledge, and to provide a forum for you to ask questions and share your gardening successes and challenges with others.


We will meet via zoom on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 am to 10:45 am. There will be a 15-minute lesson on a timely gardening topic, 15 minutes about what is happening on the Berea Urban Farm, and 15 minutes for questions and sharing by participants. Both new and more experienced gardeners are welcome.  


You can register for the Teaching from the BUF series here. The schedule follows: 



Planning your garden

February 12

Growing starts

February 26

Cool weather crops

March 12

Soil management

March 26

Raised bed gardening

April 9

Planting for pollinators

April 23

Warm-weather crops

May 14

Weed management

May 28


June 11

Insects: Managing pests and beneficials

June 25

Seed saving

July 9

Planning the fall garden

July 23

Home composting


Harvest and post-harvest handling of produce

August 27

Preparing for winter

September 10

Preserving the harvest

September 24

October 8

Fruit trees and bushes