Garden wisdom from deer country!

Gardening in the Sierra Foothills with Carolyn Singer

Propagation classes are now scheduled for summer 2012!



"Propagate Your Own Plants" (from Carolyn's garden)

will be taught again in summer 2012 on Saturday, July 21st and again on Wednesday, July 25th.

Registration is $75 per student per class, which covers all materials. A deposit of $25 (refundable) will hold your place, with the balance due 3 weeks before the scheduled class. These two classes are held at 13925 Sonntag Road in Grass Valley. Directions.

More details.

2012 classes at Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley! Call 272-4769 x 106 to preregister.



"Digging deeper": Bring your gardening questions! And we can review last week's class if you are still needing information about dormant fruit tree pruning and planting bareroot." ($10) At Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley CA. Saturday, January 14th, 2012. 9:30-11:30. Please preregister at 272-4769 x 106.

"Raspberries & other cane berries: planting bareroot and pruning" at Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley CA. Saturday, February 11th,2012, 9:30-11:30. Class fee is $15; please preregister at 272-4769 x 106.

"Edible small fruits: Grapes, elderberries, rhubarb & currants, and hops!" - planting bareroot, training, and pruning at Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley CA. Saturday, March 3rd, 2012, 9:30-11:30. Class fee is $15; please preregister at 272-4769 x 106.

"Edible crops in raised beds." Concentrate your amendments and plantings in smaller spaces. Learn how to enrich your planting medium for optimum production. At Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley CA. Saturday, April 14th, 2012. 9:30-11:30. Class fee is $15; please preregister at 272-4769 x 106.

"Planning the vegetable garden". At the height of spring planting season, learn how to manage crops with interplanting and succession planting. No-till soil preparation will be emphasized. At Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley CA. Saturday, May 19th, 2012. 9:30-11:30. Class fee is $15; please preregister at 272-4769 x 106.

"Midsummer in the garden". Planning for more summer and fall crops. Mulching & irrigation. Maintaining a healthy garden in summer heat. Soil solarization for weed control. At Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley CA. Saturday, June 9th, 2012. 9:30-11:30. Class fee is $15; please preregister at 272-4769 x 106.

"Perennial flowers for the foothills". Planning garden spaces for the easiest perennials to grow in our climate. Deer-resistant perennials will be highlighted. Power point presentation for identification. Tips on propagation and starting from seed. At Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley CA. Saturday, July 14th, 2012. 9:30-11:30. Class fee is $15; please preregister at 272-4769 x 106.

"Insectary plants essential for the edible garden". Plant ornamentals for bees, butterflies and beneficial insects. Power point presentation. At Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley CA. Saturday, August 11th, 2012. 9:30-11:30. Class fee is $15; please preregister at 272-4769 x 106.

"Fall planting with the Autumn Equinox". From garlic to landscapes, winter crops to cover crops. Fall is one of the most important planting seasons in the foothills. Season extenders will also be discussed. At Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley CA. Saturday, September 22nd, 2012. 9:30-11:30. Class fee is $15; please preregister at 272-4769 x 106.

"Bulbs and wildflowers". In containers, on a slope, in open meadows, these fall-planted bulbs and seeds enhance small and large gardens. Learn planting techniques and timing. At Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley CA. Saturday, October 13th, 2012. 9:30-11:30. Class fee is $15; please preregister at 272-4769 x 106.

"Foothill gardening 101". New to gardening in the foothills? Or even a beginning gardener? This relaxed but informative class is designed to sort out the most important information you need to get started. At Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley CA. Saturday, December 1st, 2012. 9:30-11:30. Class fee is $15; please preregister at 272-4769 x 106.

"Water-efficient and deer-resistant landscapes". A comprehensive look at natives and Mediterraneans suited to our foothill climate. Power point presentation. Fall planting into November. At Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply in Grass Valley CA. Saturday, November 3rd, 2012. 9:30-11:30. Class fee is $15; please preregister at 272-4769 x 106.


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