2015 Seed Swap
This is the event that we all look forward to with great anticipation each year. What a great way to kick off spring (albeit a little early!), sharing seeds and garden stories with like-minded gardeners. Expect a diverse crowd of experienced gardeners and seed savers, and those hoping to gain wisdom. Bring seeds you have saved in years past, and extra seeds from packs that you have leftover from last year. If possible, bring snack-size ziplocks or coin envelopes for seed swapping, and a sharpie to label your seeds. We hope to see our seed swap regulars as well as many new faces this year. A short seed starting workshop will begin at 5:30, swapping commences at 6:15. As is tradition, we will be having a gift card raffle, lots of special deals for swappers who wish to grab some supplies, and some beverages for all those who attend. Feel free to bring a snack to share, or contribute something to the community. Over the years we have had folks bring goodies, handmade soap, honey, and homemade ginger beer to share with other swappers. If possible, please RSVP to our event on Facebook so we have a general idea of how many people to plan for. Thanks and hope to see many of you on the 30th!
This free workshop focuses on practical aspects of successfully operating a home hydro garden. It is for everyone, but those of you that have recently purchased/built a hydro system, or are contemplating setting one up, will find this workshop extremely helpful! We will cover choosing plants, plant spacing, irrigation cycles, grow media, reservoir maintenance, pH control, water temperature, and environment. Also hands on assistance with using ppm and pH meters and reservoir changing.
Hydroponics in action in our grow room.
Join us in the grow room Saturday, December 13th at 1:00 pm for a free hydroponics workshop. This will be an introduction to hydroponics. We will discuss and demonstrate different types of hydro systems, including deep water culture, ebb & flow, drip, NFT, and aeroponics. We will compare growing media choices: hydroton, rockwool, coco coir, or no media use. Water quality and temperature, pH, nutrient concentration (ppm), and reservoir maintenance will be covered; as well as what plants will grow well in the systems. This will be a hands on workshop, you will get a chance to measure ppm and pH, add and measure nutrients to a reservoir, etc. All New Earth hydroponic systems, our pH-107 Meter, and pH adjustment solutions will be 20% OFF for workshop participants, and each participant will get a chance to win a $50 gift card.
Join Vance as he demystifies gardening indoors with grow lights. Topics covered include lighting choices, how to set up your grow light, match your light to your plants, cost effectiveness, grow tents VS open displays and more. Why go to the expense of building and heating a greenhouse, when you can use any spare space to grow indoors? All participants will receive a 20% off coupon for any lighting system of their choice.