Friday, August 31, 2012

Local class on raised bed gardening

Note from Claire: I am NOT involved in this class and don't know the teacher, but since a number of folks have asked for advice on getting started with raised bed gardening, I thought I'd pass the information along.  

See the original posting in the Ecology Center's calendar:

Saturday, September 29, 2012
How to Build a Raised Bed to Grow Your Own Food and Flowers

This event is part of "Reclaim, Rebuild, Reskill: a Series on Growing Your Resiliency".

Come learn how to build raised beds from designer and carpenter Matthew Wolpe. We'll be building a bed from reused redwood for the food pantry garden at People's Victory Garden. The class will cover raised bed design basics, building techniques, and tool safety. Participants will leave with information on a variety of materials and methods to build your own raised beds. Resources for getting started with growing will be on hand as well. Space is limited. Pre-registration ensures a spot.

Time: 1pm - 4pm.

Location: People's Victory Garden - Telegraph Ministry Center, 5316 Telegraph, Oakland.

Cost: $20 general, $15 EC members, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Info: 510-548-2220 x239,,