Grow Your Own Vegetables!
Natural (Organic) Gardening Courses
Saturday, March 19, 2016 Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM OR Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks 2800 SW 14th St Suite 8
Fayetteville, AR (CopperRidge Shopping Center)
(Details will follow for those registered for the courses)
Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited. Cost is $75.00 per person, and includes the book, How to Grow More Vegetables by John Jeavons, and 60 pages of handout material. If you have the Jeavons book, deduct $15.00. For couples, who can share the book and handouts, the cost is $125.00. Register by sending a check to Calvin Bey, 8779 W. Forest Hills Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72704. Provide your name, address, telephone number, and email. Call Calvin at 479-527-6951, or email email@example.com for more information.
The course includes gardening concepts and practices with emphasis on growing quality vegetables and developing productive soils. The concepts apply to flowers and yards. Topics include soils, soil testing, soil biology, site selection, tools, double-digging, composting, plant spacing, fertilizing, watering, companion planting, mulching, vermiculture, compost tea, green manure crops, nitrogen fixing crops, winter cover crops, winter gardens, pest management, weeds, paramagnetic effects, and organic gardening resources.
See www.harmonygardens.blogspot.com Course includes garden tours in late spring.
Who Should Attend: The course is designed for those with little to much gardening knowledge and experience. Get your AR soil test done before the course. Allow 3 weeks for the test results to be returned. ASK FOR A NITROGEN TEST. Call Calvin for specific instructions. Calvin will assist students with soil test interpretations, and provide help on fertilizer recommendations.
Instructor: Calvin F. Bey Ph.D. grew up on a farm in Michigan and is a retired USDA Forest Service scientist, concerned about health and environmental issues. Over the past 50 years, he has gardened in ten different geographic areas, and has trained under John Jeavons using the Grow Biointensive® approach. He has studied gardening extensively and has grown more than 40 kinds of vegetables and fruits in his garden in Fayetteville, AR.