Crabtree Farms and Grow Hope Urban Farm will offer March in the Garden, the first workshop of a four-part garden skills series, on March 17, from 1-4 p.m.
Led by seasoned urban farmers Joel Tippens and Sara McIntyre, this hands-on workshop will teach participants how to build raised beds and compost bins.
The workshop series will be held at Grow Hope Urban Farm, an East Chattanooga based farm focused on providing fruits and veggies to a neighborhood where you have to take three busses to access a grocery store located three miles away. Participants will expand their gardening knowledge while enlarging the growing space for a community farm dedicated to producing a homegrown solution to provide fresh and nutritious foods to East Chattanooga.
“This three-hour workshop is going to include wealth of information on how to build not just different types of garden beds but also compost bins. Additionally, the structure of this workshop not only provides the participants with pertinent garden skills, it will ultimately provide an area of Chattanooga that experiences food disparities with a new community garden,” said Melissa Astin, of Crabtree Farms.
March is a great time to prepare seed beds, cut back winter shrubs and tidy up around the garden. Crabtree Farms and Grow Hope Urban Farm’s March workshop is perfectly timed for gardeners to have their plots ready for the April planting season.
The cost of this workshop is $35 for Crabtree Farms members and $40 for non-members. This fee covers construction and workshops material. Participants can register at crabtreefarms.org. The workshop will take place at 1800 Roanoke Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37406.