Citizen Gardener Curriculum

Citizen Gardener Curriculum

  • Build a raised bed from scratch
    • placement considerations (sun, water, wind, traffic, relative position)
    • dealing with Bermuda grass
    • bed construction (tools, materials, design)
    • soil composition and properties
    • how and when to use mulch (wood and leaf)
    • “Square Foot Gardening” methods and techniques
    • starting from seed, transplanting
  • Build a Compost Pile
    • ingredients and composition of a compost pile
    • constructing structure from pallets
    • proper techniques for mixing, turning, adding
  • Build a second raised bed
    • mulch bed as alternate to soil
    • advantages/disadvantages to alternate bed type
  • Build a hoop house
    • construction (materials, design)
    • multiple uses of hoops using coverings
  • Build a trellis
    • add third dimension to growing space
  • Rain barrel demonstration
    • advantages of rain water harvesting
    • math of water catchment and use
    • methods of use
    • common pitfalls and dangers of use
  • Compost re-visited
    • demonstrate heat produced
    • turn compost or re-vitalize

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