Garden Workshops - 2013 Schedule
2013 Loma Vista Farm Workshop Calendar
January 12 (Rain date January 26)
Fruit Tree Pruning: Tom Kahl
Proper and timely pruning is crucial to tree health and fruit production. Learn how to prune your fruit trees to enhance their beauty, structure, and ability to provide bushels of fresh fruit.
Fruit Tree Grafting: Tom Kahl
Get hands-on experience and first-hand knowledge on grafting fruit trees and other perennials.
Plan Your Year-Round Garden: Brande Wijn
Learn about Internet planning tools, succession planting, rotation in a small garden, and edible perennials. Get tips on planting by the moon. We’ll be doing a seed/starts/farm supply swap.
Chickens 101: Rachel Hoff, Dog Island Farm
Interested in having some backyard chickens? Want to learn more about the chickens you already have? Have a burning chicken question? You won’t want to miss this workshop, where you will get the knowledge you need for being a successful chicken keeper.
Biointensive Gardening: Shelee Loughmiller
In this expert workshop, you will learn how to increase your food production while using fewer resources and creating more healthful soil.
Native Pollinating Bees: Master Gardeners Tom Tucker, Diana Flores, Joseph Randolph
This workshop includes examples of sample bee nest boxes and how to make them to encourage these crucial pollinators in our garden.
Worm composting: Brande Wijn
Worm farms are a great way to compost your food scraps with little space and effort. Demonstration and instruction will show you how to assemble a worm farm and talk about their care, how to harvest them, and what to do with their castings.
Strawbale Gardening: Master Gardener, Susan Minaya
Strawbale gardening is a great way to grow your favorite vegetables, fruit, herbs, or flowers. Learn how to set up your own strawbale garden.
Composting Made Easy
Compost is the most crucial part of a healthy garden. Learn how to make composting an easy part of your gardening routine and discover how it can help you reduce the need for water, feritilizer, and pest control.
Advanced Chickens: Rachel Hoff, Dog Island Farm
Learn how to introduce new birds to your flock, health care from prevention to diagnosing problems, holistic and traditional care and when a vet should be contacted, nutrition and mixing your own fee, feed supplements, and the life cycle of chickens including hatching your own.
Drought-Tolerant Landscaping: Amy King, Solano Resource Conservation District
Learn how to use plants that are low in maintenance and high in beauty and provide habitat for wildlife.
Seed Saving: Rachel Hoff, Dog Island Farm
Heirlooms and open pollinated varieties are gaining in popularity, not just because they increase our biodiversity but also because you can save seed from them year to year. Come learn how to save seed, why you should know how to save seed, and how to keep varieties from cross-pollinating.
Succulent Wreath-Making Workshop: Shelee Loughmiller
Succulent wreaths make a beautiful table centerpiece or to hang on the door or wall.
Easy to care for and long-lasting, succulent wreaths make wonderful gifts, too!
Class includes design lesson and demonstration. Moss wreath, pins, and variety of succulents are available to buy to make your own.
Time: Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Place: Loma Vista Farm
How to sign up: Call (707) 556-8765, or send a message through the web site (lomavistafarm.org): under the tab About Us, click on Contact Us.
Cost: No cost, but donations are appreciated.