Living in Harmony with Nature and teaching others to garden the natural (organic) way, with emphasis on practices that lead to NUTRIENT DENSE produce!

Harmony Gardens

Harmony Gardens
Bey Home designed by Stitt Energy Systems, Inc. 2002

Welcome To Our Site

Our intent is simple: to provide useful information on gardening, health and sustainability issues. We will include class and meeting announcements, gardening information, and book reviews. The articles that Calvin writes for Garden Thyme, the Master Gardener Newsletter will be included. We will try to make this site easy to use and relevant.

About Me

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Harmony Gardens is the home of Calvin and Doris Bey. As the name implies our goal is to live in harmony with the Laws of Nature. We are concerned about the envirionment, energy efficiency, organic gardening, alternative health, and sustainability issues. We love our Stitt Energy Systems Inc. energy efficient home, which received a First Place NAHB National Award for 2003. Calvin is a retired USDA Forest Service scientist. Each year he teaches classes in Organic Gardening in February and March and again in September. Doris is a retired RN. Together they coordinate the Fayetteville, Arkansas Chapter of The Weston A. Price Foundation.

February 21, 2016

Organic Gardening Classes Mar 19 and Apr 2, 2016


                                                   
                         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)
                                                                                        Bentonville,  AR             
                                                  
                             (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 cfbey1936@cox.net  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.

                                                                                               

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