Education - Growing 101

Program Introduction

Learn the basics of how to grow vegetables successfully at home through our Growing 101 program!

Come to the farm for hands-on learning: what plants need to grow, how to plan and plant an organic vegetable garden, and how to deal with common challenges encountered by gardeners, including weather, weeds, pests, and diseases. Meeting in the greenhouse, barn and gardens you get to experience a variety of growing environments and methods.

Our mission is to equip you with the skills and assurance needed to cultivate your own fresh produce. Join us in our vegetable gardening course, where we'll provide the guidance and support you need to thrive as a home gardener and community cultivator.

Meeting every two weeks is a great way to have ongoing support. Each group is an opportunity to problem solve, share successes and learn new hands on skills to grow your garden.

Sign up for a season here

Seasonal Sessions

Tuesday's 6:30 - 8pm: meeting in the Greenhouse, Barn or Field

$275 +HST per Season (6 classes)

Register for 2 seasons- $25 credit to our Garden Center

Register for all 3 seasons $50 credit to our Garden Center

Spring Season Dates:
Tues. April 16th & 30th
Tues. May 14th & 28th
Tues. June 11th & 25th

Summer Season Dates:
Tues. July 16th & 30th
Tues. Aug. 13th & 27th
Tues. Sept. 10th & 24th

Fall Season Dates:
Oct. 8th & 22nd
Nov. 5th & 19th
Dec. 3rd & 17th


Sessions on timely topics, including:
container gardening & other types of gardens, planning your garden, starting seeds indoors, cool season planting outside, seedling care (potting up, hardening off, planting outside), harvesting, crop maintenance.

warm season crops, spacing, planting, succession seeding, nutrition and mulching, compost tea, weeds & what to do, harvesting when & how.

plant for late season harvest, seed saving, planting garlic, season extension, preparing your garden for winter, sprouting for winter greens.
Topics will be tailored to the needs of the group participants

Additional thoughts:
No growing experience needed
Program happens in all weather (with exceptions)
List of what to bring, how to dress, details will come upon registration
Can't attend a meeting date: session outline and notes will be available for all sessions

Facilitator is Farmer Kim who has been growing a market garden for the last 22 years. Passionate about connecting people with their food, our natural environment and community.
Come grow with us!

To sign up fill in the form here

Email Kim at with any questions.