Each month, HarvestShare offers a gardening talk to help you, our growing community, be better gardeners.
Grow with Us Gardening Talks 2023
|4/12||HarvestShare 2023 Kick-Off|
Join the HarvestShare team to kick off the new season! Guest speaker, Montgomery County Master Gardener Meipo Martin, will talk about all the things she wish she knew as a novice gardener. This talk will not be recorded, so make time in your schedule to attend live!
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|5/10||Container Gardening for the Food Gardener|
Whether you’re looking to downsize from your in-ground beds or expand your growing space, this talk will teach you what you need to know about food gardening in containers. Presented by HarvestShare’s founder and executive director, Cat Kahn!
|6/14||The Pest Management Toolbox|
We plan what seeds we want, our companion planting, and what we’ll make with our harvest. Let’s get ahead of pest management by stocking our toolbox. What should you have on hand so you aren’t spending your garden time going to the store or searching online for controls? And which controls work on which insects? Don’t worry, HarvestShare team member Dara Ballow-Giffen, will take a moment to review how to determine what insects you have and then practice our insect ID skills together!
|6/24||Mushroom Growing Workshop|
Curious about how to grow edible mushrooms? Learn how from “The Mushroom Guy”, Tom Mulczynski. In this hands-on workshop, he’ll show you how to get and use spawn and grow three kinds of mushrooms, on logs, in straw, and in mulch beds. You’ll make and take home your own bag of mushroom straw to grow your own! $45 per person. Proceeds will support HarvestShare programs.
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|10/12/22||Looking Back to Grow Forward|
What worked? What didn’t? Best new addition? Garden mistake you’d never share in a public talk? Hear from some gardening friends about their 2022 season.
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|9/14/22||Wrapping Up the Growing Season|
Get the garden ready for winter!
|8/10/22||Seed Saving Basics & Considerations|
Learn how to save seeds from your own garden and beyond! Missy Corley will discuss basic principles of seed saving, pitfalls to watch out for and other considerations.
|7/13/22||So What Now?|
Flea beetles attacked your eggplant. You didn’t end up with zucchini to share. What now? How to move forward when the garden doesn’t grow as expected?
|6/8/22||Extending the Harvest!|
Season extending tips and tricks to get more from your vegetable garden throughout the year!
|5/11/22||Grow Edibles in Containers|
Growing edibles in containers is flexible, less work and very productive. We’ll show you how!
|4/6/22||Increase Your Yield|
Increase your vegetable garden’s yield with planning, planting and cultivation techniques!
|3/9/22||HarvestShare 2022 Kick-Off|
Tempitope Fajingbesi will inspire us with her Opening Remarks about what it means to support our community. Followed by Keegan Clifford on how he implements the high intensity, succession and companion planting methods that help him create huge yields from his small raised-bed gardens.