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Upcoming Events & Classes

Farming 101: Intro to Regenerative Farming July 14 to Aug 25

Gardening for Apartments and Small Spaces March 24 in Golden Hill

Farm School

Farming 101
Introduction to Small-scale
Regenerative Farming

Seven week Course, two days/week
7 F
ield Labs, Saturdays 9am to 4pm at Wild Willow Farm
6 Classes, Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm in central San Diego

2018 Course Dates

Summer July 14 to Aug. 25
Fall Sep. 29 to Nov. 10

Tuition: $700 (includes $100 enrollment fee. Early enrollment discount available.)

Farming 101: Introduction to Small-scale Regenerative Farming offers students an introduction to techniques and strategies for small farming or agricultural advocacy, or to simply grow more of their own food.

This seven-week (seven Saturdays, six Wednesday nights) course is offered several times each year. With a horticultural and practical focus, students learn about soil fertility; tool use; till and no-till strategies; composting; sowing and transplanting; principles of irrigation; and pests, pathogens and beneficials. The last class is a discussion about building farm resiliency and a farm's relationship to many systems we must interact with: governmental, social, commercial, educational and regulatory.

Classes are held in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego (near 30th & Juniper) on Wednesday evenings, with field classes and labs at Wild Willow Farm on Saturdays.

Click for more information, a complete syllabus, or to enroll ($100).

VGSD: Gardening for Apartments and Small Spaces

Saturday, March 24, 9am to 1pm

in Golden Hill (address provided upon enrollment)

Just because you live in an apartment doesn't mean you can't grow your own greens!

Class topics include:

Container Growing: Upcycle (wine crates, dresser drawers, bookcase, wood pallets) or build your own to fit your space.

Starting Seeds & Soil.

Micro-greens 101: Sprouted seeds can be eaten 14 days after germination, and contain up to 40 times higher levels of vital nutrients than their mature counterparts!

Vermicomposting: Worm composting helps you reduce waste, makes excellent quick compost, and can be done in small spaces like under your sink! No need to turn or tend to compost piles.

Click button for more info, tickets and what to bring.

Class Information: Class size is limited to ensure maximum participation. Acceptance into the class is on a first paid/first served basis. Walk-up purchases the day of class will be an additional $5 so make sure you purchase by 11:30PM the night before class! Space is not guaranteed if you have not purchased a ticket online.

Victory Garden San Diego's mission is to advocate and empower people to grow their own food and have been building gardens in schools and homes with the help of the community. We would like to spread our mission to those who live in apartments or have very small spaces to grow their very own garden. There is not only pride when growing your own food, but you get lots of health benefits as well! VGSD is an outreach program of Wild Willow Farm & Education Center, a 501(c)3 educational non-profit whose mission is to educate, cultivate and empower a sustainable food system in San Diego County.