Square Foot Gardening Workshop

with Jim Teahan

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

This 90 minute class is a hands-on workshop. We go over all the basic steps necessary to have a great square foot garden-building a box, making the perfect soil, putting together a grid, a review of plant spacings, amending, and plant rotation. Then we will get a little deeper into the advanced techniques, namely vertical gardening, unusual spaciing, the top hat, building a tomato tower, how to attach the netting to the tower (which you'll never see anywhere else)  and a brief discussion on how to protect your gardens. We still have plenty of cold weather ahead of us so you'll benefit from this. As summer approaches, we'll talk about how to cool your gardens down for an even better garden!

This is held at my home in a very comfortable outdoor environment. The best thing is you get to actually see a SFG in action. The class is interactive and fun. You'll know exactly how to do it all when you leave. Please bring ipads, iphones, something to write with, paper, and a pair of gardening gloves. You'll be doing things in the dirt.

What to Bring

iPhone, iPad, pen/paper, pair of gardening gloves

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

Class handout

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Basics of the SFG system
  • Advanced techniques
  • Vertical gardening
  • Tomato tower
  • Putting together the perfect soil
  • Weather protection
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Jim was trained and interned with Mel Bartholomew-the inventor of the square foot gardening system. He's been a certified SFG instructor for 20 years and has taught all over the intermountain west along with San Diego where he's conducted 3 day SFG symposiums. He's got a blog and Facebook page dedicated to square foot gardening, has written 2 ebooks, and is passionate in his desire that everyone should have a SFG in their backyard.

You can find Jim on his blog and Facebook page-both under the same name: the wealthy earth.

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