Whether your garden is a vast multi-acre landscape or a few containers on a deck, you can create a beautiful ecosystem with diverse plants that will attract a variety of wonderful critters. A deep nature garden turns traditional gardening upside down, in the best way. Come learn about this special way to create a beautiful, resilient ecosystem.
If you've experienced the beginner class, or if you've fully explored the background and blog pages, you are invited to the next level, our advanced class. It's three fascinating, fun hours of in-depth conversation, demonstration, and hands-on experience. This advanced class is where we share the true heart of deep nature gardening, the hands-dirty tips and tricks that can make the difference between a wild tangle of “weeds” and a natural looking yet well-managed landscape that is radiant with beautiful, diverse abundance. Each advanced class is different, with different topics, questions, and hands-on fun, and you get to take home your choice of goodies, including a 2-quart can of ultra-compost, a serving of seeded eco-mix, a pre-sprouted eco-pack, or you can make up your own brand new eco-pack with seeds ready to sprout.
Here are some of the topics we might explore in detail, and you are welcome to bring your deepest questions!
• Composting: methods and principles, hands-on demo
• Thinning: general methods, tips and tricks, hands-on demo
• Pruning: principles and techniques, hands-on demo
• Edibles and useful production: enhancing abundance
• Special ecosystems: shade, sand, swamp, and sun-blast
• Plant identification: slide shows and real-life examples
The cost is $50 for this class.