The way to ensure rich, workable soil for easy spring planting is to prepare it in the fall. In this class, you'll learn how to assess your soil, add appropriate biomass and amendments to encourage resilience and your soil microbiome, as well as several techniques for building beds that will save your back and your wallet.
Instructor Jennie Cramer is an educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and Cornell Garden-Based Learning. She is an ecologist turned enthusiastic horticulture educator with 25 years of experience in organic gardening, regenerative agriculture, natural history and botanical education. She is especially fond of teaching students how to create a resilient garden ecosystem as a means to personal growth and community sovereignty
Class Recording: All classes are recorded so if you cannot make the live class, you can watch the video however only participants who have registered in advance for the class will have access to the video recording which is sent 48 hours later to registrants. Register and pay below.
We are committed to making all the Zoom classes in our Horticulture Program financially accessible, so have moved to a pay-what-you-can model. Our Zoom classes are valued at $20. If you can afford to pay $20 or more, you are helping make these classes available to folks who cannot afford the full price. All registrants, regardless of payment level, will receive a video recording of the class. Because of limited physical space in our in-person classes, we cannot offer unlimited free spaces, but we do have a few scholarship spots available. Simply reach out to us at the contact info below to claim one of those spots.
We strive to create a climate of mutual respect that enables full participation. Our goal is to create education that is usable, fair, inclusive, and welcoming. We want to know if you experience any issues that affect your ability to take part our courses. Please contact us at email@example.com.
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$0-$40/person self-determined sliding scale; pay what you can afford
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Last updated November 3, 2021