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This year the Introduction to Am Braigh Gardening Techniques is being offered in two parts.

Part One: April 23 - July 7, 7 Sessions Part Two: July 9-Oct 1, 7 Sessions

I took Jamie’s later season course last summer. I thought it was too late for me to plant anything and then—voila! —it was like magic.

With some “classroom” learning under his open air classroom, we learned the science of the soil, what seeds would grow in the late season and off we went to plant. We each had our own 4ft. x 8 ft. plot. After starting our seeds in  containers, we would transplant them (or plant seeds straight into the earth ) and watched them grow over the next few weeks. Before long we were harvesting and eating our bounty.

Jamie is a dedicated teacher in his element in the garden. I would recommend taking the early season right through to the end of the summer. The information you gather, and the fun you have with the group couldn’t be a better way to spend your summer.

-Marci Lipman
“Champion of Farmers”

PART ONE

Who is this course suitable for:

  • A beginning gardener
  • A home gardener who loves to garden but is often disappointed in the results
  • A home gardener that wants to create a garden that they want to work in
  • A home gardener who would like to have a productive garden the whole season
 

Who Teaches the course:

  • Jamie Richards of Am Braigh Farm brings over 25 years of experience in running a commercial market garden year round
 

What will you be learning:

  • Learn how to grow a large amount of food in a small area throughout the season
  • 7 sessions spread throughout the first half of the growing season
  • Each session contains an in-class component developing your knowledge base of gardening
  • Hands on experiential learning where you will plan, design, plant and grow a garden building on your knowledge base
  • Each student is given a small allotment in the Am Braigh Teaching garden to practice their skills
  • You will get your hands in the soil!
  • Seeds and tools are provided and you will get to take home the vegetables that you grew.

Price: $525
Limited to 15 participants

PART TWO

Who is this course suitable for:

  • A student who has taken part 1 of the course who would like to continue to learn for the rest of the season.
  • A home gardener who loves to garden but is often disappointed in the results
  • A home gardener that wants to create a garden that they want to work in
  • A home gardener who would like to have a productive garden the whole season
  • A gardener would like to learn about season extension possibilities to harvest fresh vegetables into early November
  • A gardener who wants to learn how to practice regenerative agriculture in their vegetable garden

Taking Part One and Two

If you are taking the first part of this course as well as the second part you will also be able to:

  • Have an additional teaching plot to learn how to grow long season vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, parsnips, leeks, storage onions

What will you be learning:

  • This course will focus on growing crops from July until October which requires a special understanding of how shortening day length plays a role in plant growth
  • Plus everything from part one.

Price: $525
Limited to 15 participants