9-10AM - Vermiculture: How to use worm castings for compost in your organic garden. Presented by Michael Hicks of Grandpas in Kasilof
Michael will discuss using worm castings as compost.in your organic garden. He has a presented his methods of using vermiculture to the garden club in the last year.
Location: Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on K-Beach Road.
11:30AM-12:30PM - Growing Potatoes in Buckets or containers with Velma Bittick
Learn the steps for a successful potato crop in containers; from variety selection, soil requirements, watering and digging.
Location: Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on K-Beach Rd.
11AM-12:30PM - Create a Hanging Basket with Connie Royal of Connie's Flowers
Learn from an expert who puts together hundreds of lovely hanging baskets every season. Walk out of your workshop with your hanging basket complete. Plants are NOT provided, and may be purchased on site in the greenhouse or you may bring your own.
Supply Fees: $15 payable at workshop, includes basket and potting soil. Additional cost for flowers, depending on what you choose.
Location: Connie's Flowers on Strawberry Red.
1-3PM - Seed Starting and transplanting with Don Adams
Seed starting and multiple transplanting techniques and growing tips for your garden production. Don has a High Tunnel and grows wonderful vegetables.
Location: Van Dyke St. This is near Longmere lake. More specific directions given to attendees.
3:30-4:30PM - Pruning Workshop with Curtis Stigall, Arborist
Curtis will discuss and show how to prune shrubs and trees for healthy growth and size. Bring Garden Gloves and pruners if you have them for a hands on experience.
Location: Knight Drive
May 13th Workshops
10AM-12PM - Green House Management before, during and clean up after growing season has ended with Jane and Will Madison
Learn tips and tricks about home greenhouse management from expert gardeners; including demonstration with tips for planting and growing tomatoes, rhubarb, potatoes, onions and flowers.
Location: Keystone Drive- out E. Redoubt. More specific directions given to attendees.
REPEATED SAME DAY AT 2-4 PM.
11AM-12:30PM - Fun with Fish Bones: Why and how to use Alaska Fish Bones as an organic amendment with Robert Craig
Learn about the microbiology of Alaska fish bone fertilizer that feeds the plants naturally. Learn how to determine and manage application timing and the process.
Location: Stubblefield Drive, off Tote Rd. More specific directions given to attendees.
1-2:30PM - Organic Perennial Gardening on a Budget with Leslie Boyd
Learn to divide, plant, compost and fertilize perennials; and how to develop plant combinations through experimentation.
Location: Off K-Beach Rd towards Kasilof. More specific directions given to attendees.
2-4PM - Greenhouse Management before, during growing season and clean up after season has ended with Jane and Will Madison
Learn tips and tricks about home greenhouse management from expert gardeners; including tips for planting and growing tomatoes, rhubarb, potatoes, onions and flowers.
Location: Off E. Redoubt Rd. More specific directions given to attendees.
This Workshop is a repeat of the morning workshop by the same name. Same information given out.
May 20th Workshops
10-12PM - Pros and Cons of Growing in a High Tunnel with Tom Gotcher
Tom will discuss the pros and cons for growing vegetables in a high tunnel and in Low Tunnels.
Location: Part 1- Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on K-Beach Rd.
Part 2: (optional and weather and terrain dependent) Tom and Velma's gardens. More specific directions will be given to attendees.
12:30-2:30PM - Landscape Design with Nancy Casey
Review, discuss and evaluate existing site, problem solve area leading to redesign of your yard or just fix some of the landscaping issues of your yard or garden area.
Location: Marion Nelson's yard off of Kenai Spur Hwy.
3-4:30PM - Tree, Shrub and Lawn Maintenance with Curtis Stigall
Learn How to prune shrubs and trees for healthy growth and size; and proper lawn maintenance. Bring garden gloves and pruners, if you have them, for a hands on experience.
Location: Knight Drive. More specific directions will be given to attendees.
May 27th Workshops
10AM-12PM - Composting and Local Amendments Equals Healthy Growing Soil with Jodie Anderson
Jodie will present this workshop on making and using compost along with adding locally available soil amendments to improve soil nutrients, which will help to grow awesome plants and food. This workshop will present a tutorial with an opportunity to ask questions and get answers from a very knowledgeable source.
Location: Don Thompson's on K-Beach Rd. More specific directions will be given to attendees.
1:30-2:30PM -Make Herbal Balms and Salves with Mark Sheffert
A Hands-on workshop including gathering ingredients from yard, inoculating into oils. Learn how to preserve and process the ingredients and make them into balms and salves. Take a jar home with you.
Location: Juiliussen St., off of Beaver Loop.
3-4:30PM - Irrigation, Cold Frames and Mini Tunnels with Rupert Scribner and Sarah Donchi of Kenai Feed and Supply
Learn about the use of irrigation, cold frames and mini tunnels for successful food production and extended planting and growing seasons.
Location: Kenai Feed and Supply on K-Beach Rd. More specific directions given to attendees.