Spring into Action with New Gardening Skills

Develop your gardening skills in two upcoming classes with the Institute of Urban Homesteading.
Photo courtesy of Institute of Urban Homesteading.

Class #1, The Urban Orchard Intensive: Learn about bare root tree selection and planting your urban orchard with fruit trees and fruiting shrubs. Get instruction and practice with grafting apple trees to take home. Cost: Full day $100–$150 sliding scale; individual sessions $40–$80 sliding scale.
Urban Orchard Intensive (full day)
Saturday February 23, 10am–5pm
Berkeley location TBA 

Full-day registration: Urban Orchard Intensive 
For individual sessions, register at the links below:
10am–noon  Bare Root: Selection and Planting of Fruit Trees & Berries
12:30–2:45pm Pruning & Care of Your Urban Orchard
3–5pm Fruit Propagation & Grafting
Class #2, The Real Dirt: Starting with the gardener’s adage “feed the soil, not the plant,” we’ll discuss the essentials and foolproof basics of organic gardening. Learn about soil types, tilling and amending, composting, sheet mulching, and cover crops. The class also covers seeds and starts, sun and shade, water, weeds, and garden planning. Ideal for beginning gardeners and those wanting to know more about organic perspectives and techniques. Cost: $60–$100 sliding scale. Registration: here
The Real Dirt: Intro to Organic Gardening
Sunday February 24, 10am–4pm 
Berkeley location TBA