Growing Microgreens: October 29th

We’re excited to announce the itinerary of the August 4-6 Workshop: Sustainable Living and Community!

August 4 – 6 at Chuckleberry Community Farm

Friday Evening

  • Welcome and weekend overview
  • Introduction to and practice of non-violent communication and emotionally intelligent community relating

Saturday 8 a.m.: 45-minute yoga and/or meditation practice, followed by breakfast

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Year-round microgreens

  • Why grow microgreens? Research on this superfood
  • Setting up a grow system apparatus
  • Sourcing and testing seeds
  • Soaking, timing, Bokashi use, warmth, drainage
  • How to grow them: soil, prepping trays, spreading seeds, monitoring, incubating, and watering
  • Troubleshooting and checking for mold
  • Harvesting, storage, Bokashi composting, and soil management

Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Intro to off-grid systems

  • Learn about our Annualized Geo-solar System, and its benefits
  • Solar hot water for shower and hot tub
  • Refrigerating using Earth and differential thermostat
  • Rain water catchment and solar pump to water gardens

Dinner

Sunday 8 a.m.: 45-minute yoga and/or meditation practice, followed by breakfast

10 a.m – 12:30 p.m.: Successful intensive gardening

  • 4-season gardening practices
  • High yields via double cropping
  • Growing great garlic
  • Home made Bokashi and speed composting

Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Facility and gardens tour

  • Q & A tour of the farm
  • Emotional intelligence and non-violent communication integration exercise and practice
  • Wrap-up and takeaways

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