Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rio Hosting Free Gardening Workshop

Rio Salado College is hosting a free workshop about drip irrigation and planting summer vegetables on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rio’s Community Garden, 1480 S. Hohokam Drive, Tempe (behind Rio Salado’s administrative building). The workshop will be lead by Gardening Practices and Techniques instructor Peter Conden, and it is open to anyone who volunteers. Peter also is available to answer all gardening questions during the workshop.

This is a hands-on workshop so please be prepared to get dirty. Wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and a hat, and bring a water bottle and lunch. Tasks to be accomplished include: installing a drip system, planting summer vegetable seeds, and general clean up of the garden area (weeds, small rocks).

Gardening Practices and Techniques is part of the Sustainable Food Systems program. More information can be found HERE.


Anonymous said...

We live in Wyoming, a long distance from most gardening workshops. Is there a way to watch via the internet or perhaps purchase DVD of workshops presented in the past?
Thanks for your time and information.

Peter Conden said...

Unfortunately we don't have any substantial videos of our workshops, just a few minutes of th ehighlights.
Check out Wyoming's Cooperative Extension site for gardening info, an dalso check other states. They even have a few videos.
http://ces.uwyo.edu and http://ces.uwyo.edu/PUBS/B1115.pdf

Here's a site for Sustainable Gardening. They have 2 long (55 mins and 115 mins)for sale that look pretty good.http://www.homeplaceearth.com/

There's a ton of gardening info out there. Also check the library for gardening books and videos.
Happy Planting,
Peter Conden
Rio Salado Horticulture Instructor