Are you looking to grow your own food this year? Yarducopia will have a series of one-hour, beginning-level classes starting January 19th. 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 questions! All classes are held in midtown Anchorage at 505 W. Northern Lights. You may attend one or all of the classes. Sign up by following the class links below, first come, first served! We will offer more classes when this series is over: repeats of the popular ones, more advanced level classes, hands-on outdoor classes, etc. If you have suggestions for a class, leave it in the comments!:
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7-8pm Seed Starting and Planning Your Vegetable Garden
Tired of the winter blahs – let’s get our green on! It’s not too early to start your garden leeks and onions inside! 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 alliums and herbs that you can take home with you!
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7-8pm Year-Round Composting With Worms
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 2, 2017, 7-8pm Food Forest Gardening
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. If you’ve heard of permaculture, this is one great application for your backyard!
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 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.