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Farming 102: Warm Season Crops

Enroll in Farming 102

Vegetable Plant Families

Farming 102
Seasonal Plant Families


Tomato Family Saturday, June 17

(tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant)

Eventbrite - Farming 102: History, Cultivation, and Preparation of the Tomato Family


Squash Family Saturday, June 24

(squash, melon, cucumber, luffa, gourd)

Eventbrite - Farming 102: History, Cultivation and Preparation of the Squash Family


Grass Family Saturday, July 1

(corn, wheat, oats, barley)

Eventbrite - Farming 102: History, Cultivation and Preparation of the Grass Family

Farming 102: Vegetable Plant Families

One of our most fascinating and fun courses we've developed. Together we'll unravel the mystery and natural history of the plants that sustain us.

Summer Season Crops

Class 1: Tomato Family (Solinacea) Saturday, June 17
(tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, goji, eggplant)

Class 2: Squash Family (Curcurbit) Saturday, June 24
(squash, melon, cucumber, luffa, gourd)

Class 3: Grass Family (Poaceae), Saturday, July 1
(corn, wheat, oats, barley)

taught by Paul Maschka and Dorothea Sotiros

Saturdays, 10am to 4pm at Wild Willow Farm

Mornings Classroom lecture with Paul & Dorothea
Afternoons Field Lab and Cooking with Dorothea

Cost

$60/class General Public
$50/class WWF Farm School Students/Alumni or Farmer's Guild Members
$150 Three-Class Package General Public
$20 discount on Three-Class Package for WWF Students/Alumni or Farmer's Guild Members


Farming 102 dives deeply into the plant families we call food. The more you know about the plants, the better you will be at growing them.

In organic gardening and farming, plant knowledge proves to be an invaluable tool that allows us to quickly assess a number of key considerations necessary for growing food successfully. Over the course of six weeks you'll learn the fundamental conditions that help common vegetables thrive. Join us as we explore the history, cultural heritage, cultivation, preparation and use of common seasonal crop families.

Wild Willow Farm will serve as our living laboratory where we'll learn how to plant, care for, tend, harvest, prepare and sample representatives from each family. These courses are for anyone who grows food or who wants to learn more about what you're eating, and are offered seasonally.

Offered in the winter and summer, returning students are welcome to participate in field labs of subsequent courses to experience crop families in both of San Diego's growing seasons.