Are you looking to grow your own food this year? Yarducopia will have a series of four one-hour, beginning-level classes starting January 21st. Each class will run from 7-8pm on Thursdays, and cost $10. All proceeds will help fund Yarducopia, which creates gardening and community-building opportunities in Anchorage. These are small, hands-on classes that are limited to the first 8 people to sign up, so we will have plenty of time to answer your burning questi0ns! All classes are held in midtown Anchorage at 505 W. Northern Lights. You may attend one or all of the classes. All attendees that sign up for classes that take place on or before Feb. 11, 2016 will be entered into a drawing for a Can-O-Worms worm composting bin and a starter pack of worms (drawing held and participants notified of winner soon after February 11). Sign up by following the class links below, first come, first served!:
Thursday, January 21, 2016, 7-8pm Seed Starting and Planning Your Vegetable Garden *UPDATE* will be re-offered on Thursday, February 18 – link now goes to this class! This class is also currently full, but sign up on the waiting list to be notified first of the opportunity to take a repeat class in March!
Learn what vegetables grow well in Anchorage and how to plan your garden and what seeds to order. Learn when and how to start vegetable plants inside your house to be ready to go outside in the spring for a bountiful harvest! We will make a colorful garden plan in class and start some herbs that you can take home with you!
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 7-8pm Year-Round Composting With Worms*UPDATE* Repeating March 3 – link now goes to the new class!!
Come learn how important compost is to your organic garden and how you can safely and cleanly compost your kitchen scraps inside with worms in the winter – and year round! We will talk about commercial and home-made bins, answer your questions, and meet the worms involved! Kids love worm bins! *No worm touching required 🙂
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7-8pm Food Forest Gardening *UPDATE* the repeat for Feb. 25 is also currently full (just from the waiting list for the first class!), but please sign up on the waiting list here to get first crack at a repeat TBD – probably on March 10!
Go beyond organic! Growing food forests mimics nature’s built in ways of nourishing plants to make a garden that requires less digging, planting, weeding, and fertilizing and has fewer pests. We will talk about choosing fruit trees, berry bushes, perennial and annual flowers and vegetables that all work well when planted together and how to buy, plant, and care for them.
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7-8pm Sheet Mulch Gardening
Yarducopia builds instant, amazing gardens with sheet mulch! Come learn all the tricks, where to get the materials in Anchorage, and how to plant them. You could have your best, lushest organic garden ever! We’ll also let you know how to sign up for Yarducopia if you want to build sheet mulch gardens with us! This will be a theory class, and there will be opportunities to take hands-on building classes in the spring.