Simplify Your Kitchen Garden Design
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The Art of Growing Food workshop is about designing a vegetable garden to give it a European kitchen garden flair. Working with templates from my books, and my six steps to successful design, participants will learn the principles of classic design with practical tools for growing the most flavorful food.
What’s the format?
The Art of Growing Food class is a virtual class, taught on zoom with a platform for sharing with other students and resources. There are weekly assignments to keep students organized and moving forward with their personalized designs. I teach the class by combining a lecture format with photos to show the many design possibilities, with hands-on working sessions and sharing on the virtual platform in small groups. Each class will look at specific design challenges and develop solutions for individual landscapes.
What will the participants learn?
We review design, how to read a seed catalog, and organic garden principles for healthy soil. With a focus on growing food, participants will increase their understanding of what they can do to transform an ordinary vegetable garden into something extraordinary. The goal is to simplify and engage all the senses and to elevate their garden into more than just a place to grow food.
Is the workshop appropriate for new gardeners?
This workshop is ideal for new gardeners, and also experienced gardeners. We will cover the basics such as how to design on paper using graph paper, rulers, and tracing paper to draw the design. Then we take it from paper to the actual garden–if it is spring or summer this means going outside with stakes and twine. Experienced gardeners will get to see their garden with fresh eyes and make changes that add to their enjoyment.
Reviews from students:
Thanks so much for the wonderful Kitchen Garden Design Workshop! Your presentation really helped me focus on how to develop a design for my landscape. It was incredibly insightful to draw out the existing garden beds in my backyard! Doing a sketch helped me understand how I could add to and enhance my garden. Your templates were just what I needed to create a design. Hope you don’t mind the gushing…but I loved your new book, too! Thanks, again, for a delightful class! –
All the best to you-