Tri Cycle Farms presents a full calendar of classes for the spring and early summer! Please use the linked sign-up sheets to register for classes. Class descriptions, dates, and registration info are listed below. Please visit event listings for more information and instructor information.
As with any Tri Cycle Farms event, please park in the gravel lot at Trinity United Methodist Church and carefully take the crosswalk across Garland Ave. to arrive at the farm.
11th -- Year Around Organic Vegetable Gardening with Patrice Gros of Foundation Farms
3:00pm-5:00pm at Tri Cycle Farms -- Event Listing
Never miss a week of fresh food with the methods that Patrice Gros has to offer. Come learn about the specific greens for different micro-climates and soil types. This class will teach powerful techniques to grow many salad greens in your own growing conditions.
Suggested donation: $10
18th. Annual Seed Exchange and 3 Classes:
Annual Seed Exchange at Trinity United Methodist Church from 10:00am-2:00pm -- Event Listing
- Calvin Bey- Establishing a Natural and Organic Garden - Basics; 12:00-1:00; Register Here
- Calvin Bey- Soil and Plant Development for Quality Vegetable Production; 1:00-2:00; Register Here
- Herb Culver- Seed Saving; 1:00-2:00; Register Here
The seed exchange is free, and a $5 donation is requested per class.
25th. Calvin Bey - Natural (Organic) Gardening Course
8:30m-5:00pm at Trinity United Methodist Church -- Event Listing
This day-long course includes gardening concepts and practices with emphasis on developing productive soils and growing quality vegetables. The concepts apply to flowers and yards. Topics include soils, soil testing, soil biology, selecting the garden site, tools, double-digging, composting, plant spacing, fertilizing, watering, companion planting, mulching, vermiculture, compost tea, green manure crops, nitrogen fixing crops, winter cover crops, winter gardens, pest management, weeds, paramagnetic effects, and organic gardening resources.
See event listing for special registration instructions. Completing a soil test a few weeks ahead of the class is recommended.
Cost: $75.00 (course, printed materials, and book) each; $60.00 (course and printed materials) if you already have the book; $125.00 per couple (course, printed materials, book to share)
1st. Leah English- Intro to Aquaponics
1:00pm-3:00pm at Tri Cycle Farms -- Event Listing
Would you like to learn more about hydroponic and aquaponic food production? Join us as Leah English covers the basics of growing food using a combination of hydroponics and aquaculture. By combining these farming methods, back yard gardeners, as well as commercial growers, are able to sustainably produce fish and vegetables within one closed-loop system. During the class she will cover the basic principles behind hydroponics and aquaculture while discussing the pros and cons of combining these methods to grow your own food using aquaponics. You’ll also have an opportunity to check out Tri Cycle’s aquaponic system and get tips for building your own.
Suggested Donation: $10
8th. Patrice Gros -- How to Prepare a No-Til Garden in Less Than One Hour!
3:00-5:00 at Tri Cycle Farms -- Event Listing
During this hands on workshop, we will build an organic garden bed using a no-till method. By not tilling the bed, we will not just save time, but we will also keep the soil structure in its natural state. We will then plant vegetable crops together on these permanent beds.
Suggested Donation: $10
6th and 7th. Thomas McKnight – Intro to Permaculture: People, Projects, & Practices (2 classes)
1:30pm-3:00pm on Saturday, May 6th, and Sunday, May 7th at Tri Cycle Farms -- Event Listing
Do you desire practical solutions to everyday problems? Heard of Permaculture? Join us Saturday, May 6, for a day of discussing the wonders of Permaculture, including some of its star people and their astounding projects around the world. We’ll tour the garden and explain how you can implement real solutions! Join us the next day, Sunday, May 7, for more “permie” fun as we explore one of the basic staples of a homestead: soap! Thomas will discuss a brief how-to using the traditional lye. Then, you can create your very own handmade lye soap at Tricycle Farms to take home!
Suggested donation: $10 per class
3rd. Greedy Goats -- Urban Goat Tending Course
1:00pm-4:00pm at Tri Cycle Farms -- Event Listing
Suggested Donation: $15 per section (Intro or Advanced) or $25 for both sections
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