Extreme Gardening: Growing Food In Challenging Situations

Extreme Gardening: Growing Food In Challenging Situations

The Sierra Permaculture Guild
Saturday, May 14, 2011

Got food? With oil skyrocketing past $100 per barrel and commodities prices shooting thru the stratosphere, food is quickly becoming harder to afford on shrinking household budgets. Adding to our economic concerns, climate change is causing unpredictable weather patterns: above-normal rain & snowfall, unseasonal frosts & hail, summer droughts, and related conditions that make growing food all the more challenging. To top it off, what we do manage to grow often gets eaten by by creatures other than us! What is a conscientous home-grower to do!? Find out how to tackle all these garden challenges and more at the next Sierra Permaculture Guild meeting! Local permaculture designer Paul Racko will share his design for an efficient, economical, raised bed system using long-lasting materials. Learn how to extend your veggie growing season year ’round; get seedlings started early; exclude pests; save water; build & nuture your soil, and maximize abundance!

Also: Guild Veggie, Herb and Flower Start Exchange – Please bring your surplus open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable, herb, and flower starts to exchange with guild members.

Admission is FREE. Please bring a folding chair or cushion to sit on.

at Willow Springs in the Yo’garage
29085 State Highway 49
North San Juan, CA 95960

Venue phone: (530) 292-3463
Venue website: WillowSpringsNSJ.org

For meeting & guild information, please call Paul @ (530) 362-8162

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