This is an interactive online class via Zoom. The login link will be sent to you 2-3 days prior to class.
In this course, students will learn:
how to start vegetable and flower seeds so that you can grow whatever you like in your garden, yard or even in containers.
how to find their growing zone,
what materials you'll need,
how to use recycled containers to start seeds,
how to understand a seed packet,
how to sow the seeds and care for the seedlings,
how to prick out seedlings and grow on,
how to transplant and when to harvest.
You will end up with seedlings which they can use for themselves or share with family and friends.
Students will receive a kit prior to class with:
3 packets of seeds (tomato, lettuce, zinnia),
3 plant tags,
downloadable instruction booklet with loads of information including suppliers for seeds and seed starting equipment, and recipes.
Students will need to bring to class:
recycled containers they've gathered (you will receive a video on what works best),
or seed starting trays if you already have them,
seed starting medium (also covered in the video).
All ages welcome. Young children (under 12 years old) are required to be joined by their adult.
Heather is a flower farmer, owner of Bush Poppy Farm, fiber artist and natural dyer and has been gardening for over twenty years. She is a Master Gardener for San Mateo and San Francisco Counties, and has taught many workshops helping people learn to grow fruits, vegetables and flowers. She grows flowers to sell to her CSA subscribers, to the local farmer's markets, and to use as dye stuffs for yarn and fabrics. She teaches workshops on gardening and fiber dyeing in the Bay Area and lives in Orinda with her husband, two teenage sons and her cat Raven.