Intensive Raised-Bed Gardening Workshops

posted Mar 22, 2014, 8:18 PM by Leada Dietz   [ updated Mar 22, 2014, 8:18 PM ]
Dates & Locations:
Harrisburg Area Workshop, Sunday April 13th *April 19th rain date
Pre-register by April 10th!
A private residence in Camp Hill (address and directions will be given to registered students)

Philly Area Workshop, Saturday April 5th *May 3rd rain date
Pre-register by April 3rd! Please indicate dietary restrictions.
At Pendle Hill (338 Plush Mill Road Wallingford, Pennsylvania 19086)

Philly workshop: 10am-4pm
Harrisburg workshop 1pm-4:30pm

Philly workshop: $30 (includes lunch)
Harrisburg workshop: sliding scale $25-15

Course Content: This class will demonstrate the design, building, and maintenance of intensive no-till raised beds for annual gardening. The techniques offered in this workshop will draw upon methods pioneered by Emelia Hazelip’s synergistic gardening style and John Jeavons bio-intensive gardening style, as well as regionally appropriate techniques pioneered by Benjamin Weiss and Wilson Alvarez of Lancaster’s ReWilding School. These raised bed gardening techniques are easy to learn and are highly efficient and effective, being perfectly suited for urban and suburban food production. All of the techniques reflect the standards of organic and sustainable agriculture as well.

Workshop Facilitator:
Benjamin Weiss is a certified permaculture designer and teacher, gardener, brewer, musician, and poet from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has designed and managed three organic farms including an urban farm, a CSA, and a 1-acre synergistic garden. Ben has completed a natural building apprenticeship, internship, and permaculture course at the Farm Ecovillage Training Center in TN, received a permaculture teacher certification from CRMPI in Basalt, CO, studied urban agriculture at Growing Power in Milwaukee, WI, and has studied herbalism with Sarah Preston of Radiance in Lancaster.

Email to register.