Summer can be a great time to start a new compost pile as your vegetables are in full producting mode! Join GFE as we discover how to turn those leftovers, either from the garden or the kitchen, into “black gold”. This fun, hands-on workshop teaches methods for both backyard and worm composting for all seeking to enrich the bounty of their garden and reduce their ecological footprint. Come learn what you can do to improve your garden and prevent organic waste from ending up in the landfill! Rot on!
Upcoming Events At This Venue
September 6, 2014
Honey is the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of the harvest from a honeybee hive. Besides being used as a food & sweetener, local honey contains pollen grains and has variations in flavor, texture, color and aroma reflective of the season & flowering plants in the area of the hive. Yet while honey is the major hive product used by humans, there are other hive products used for purposes other than food. Beeswax is used to make candles, cosmetics & artwork. Pollen & royal jelly are marketed as health supplements. Propolis & Manuka honey are used for their medicinal value. Even bee venom is collected to study allergy reactions.
This class will explore honeybee hive products used by humans and discuss the science, lore and history of their use. We will harvest some honey from the GFE hive to taste, and there will be samples of pollen, beeswax, and propolis to examine & discuss. If conditions allow we will demonstrate how make beeswax candles at home.
Our orchards, vegetables, and blooming plants are managed without the use of chemicals and pesticides. Learn how to bring these natural plant care practices to your garden with a hands-on tour from our experts. Be sure to bring your gardening questions!
September 13, 2014
Chemical fertilizers and pesticides used to be normal tools for good gardening results. Now, many gardeners choose alternatives like creating their own compost and simple home remedies for weeds, snails, bugs and plant disease. Learn how to identify what is eating your garden and how to treat pests naturally in our beautiful, chemical-free demonstration garden.