GardenNews.biz - Feb 17,2017 - DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS - CLASSES -- APRIL
Sunday, April 2, 4-8 p.m., Monday - Friday, April 3-7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$750, $650 member
Seed School, a six-day educational course, offers a comprehensive overview of the history, science, business, and craft of seeds. Participants learn how to build local seed systems rooted in the ancient tradition of seed saving and leave with the knowledge and inspiration to start seed initiatives, such as community seed libraries and exchanges, growing for seed, cooperatives, heirloom seed businesses and participatory plant breeding projects. Appropriate for all skill levels, this course is for gardeners, farmers, chefs, entrepreneurs, NGOs, activists, policymakers and anyone interested in turning the tide on the industrialization of our food system.
Thursday, April 6, 6-8:30 p.m.
$36, $31 member
This class is an in-depth study of the most prized garden vegetable. Explore varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomatoes and the differences in the two and learn how to select which are best for varying skill levels. Learn about starting seeds v. transplants, growing challenges, pests and diseases and how to overcome them and options for organic care of your prize vegetable. Each student receive seeds to take home.