Crescent Farm workshop series
About This Event
The Crescent Farm workshops made possible thanks to the W.M. Keck Foundation.
Saturdays, 10:00am / Crescent Farm
Instructor: Crescent Farm Staff – Leigh Adams & John Latsko
Free for members / Free for non-members (with arboretum admission)
Learn about water conservation and sustainable gardening, with hands-on experience! The Crescent Farm, located in the heart of the Arboretum just west of Baldwin Lake, is a reclaimed landscape where we explore new and ancient horticulture techniques for water conservation and food production. This is an educational training series.
Please bring gloves, drinking water; wear close-toed shoes and a hat.
July 15 Water Harvesting on Contour – Leigh
This is an explanation of contour water capture. We will use and demonstrate a bunyip, a simple and easy to build tool. Our “hands on” activity will be to pull back mulch, create a “single contour terrace” and lasagna mulch over it. Wear closed shoes, sunscreen and hats and gloves (if you intend to participate). Simple observation is also supported!
October 21 Native Plant Selection – John
Participants will learn of various common mistakes and how to avoid them, the numerous eco-systems and communities that support native plants and how native plants are chosen and by what criteria.
November 18 Meadow Planning and Planting – Leigh
Come learn the processes that insure great wildflower results in your garden and our meadow. Meadows create great bird and insect sanctuaries that insure excellent pollination of nearby gardens and fruit trees. Find out what has been missing from your garden, that special something that uses little water but gives great results!
December 16 The Year in Crescent Farm – John
Come and review the planning and results of this year’s work at the Crescent Farm. John will share our successes and failures and facilitate asking questions that serve to support continued learning for all of us.