Garden Design and Establishment

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Identifying Resources

Gardeners will be able to critically evaluate the resources available to them and how these resources can help them achieve their gardening goals.

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Site Evaluation

Gardeners will be able to assess their landscape and climate and understand how to most efficiently grow food in this environment.

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Establishing Your Garden

Gardeners will be able to prepare a garden bed with the appropriate soil tilth, nutrient additions, and protective mulch. They will understand how to store water and nutrients in their garden beds by first analyzing how these elements flow across a landscape and then stopping, spreading, and sinking them where they want them.

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Fence Making

Gardeners will understand the importance of a fence and the multiple uses of a fence to help improve production. Gardeners will also be able to identify suitable local fence materials.

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Specialized Garden Designs

Unconventional spaces and urban gardening

Gardeners will learn techniques for growing gardens in small, unconventional spaces.

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Arid and drought-prone environments

Gardeners will learn sustainable gardening techniques for arid and drought-prone environments.

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Garden designs for heavy rains and flood-prone environments

Gardeners will problem solve how to protect home gardens from heavy rains and flooding and will learn gardening techniques for flood prone areas.

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Gardening on steep slopes

Gardeners will observe how water can remove topsoil from steep slopes and discuss how terracing can help.

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Keyhole gardens

Gardeners will understand the concept of a key hole garden and when it is useful. They and will also practice building a keyhole garden.

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Training Aids

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Soil Compaction
Elements of a well-prepared garden bed