Co-Presented byMary Roberts, The Second Season Farmer at Windcrest Farm
Erin Hostetler, The Patio Farmer
Learn from a commercial greenhouse and farm, and a gardening consultant on how to get the most out of your seed buying budget!
- How to select the best seed company for your gardening needs
- Reading the seed catalog fine print
- Determining your seed budget in dollars and plants
- When the least expensive seeds cost the most
- Heirlooms, Hybrids, GMOs and Open Pollinated varieties
- Planning for climate conditions and disease prevention
- Proper conditions for the longest seed life
- Seed storage options
- When it makes sense to buy in seeds in bulk
- Group buying and seed sharing
- Create a seed sowing calendar
- Planning ahead and saving seeds for next year
When: Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Virtual Classroom
About our presenters:
If you ask a handful of farmers the same question, you'll likely get a handful of different responses, or so the saying goes.
Join FarmHers (yep, female farmers), Mary Roberts of Windcrest Organics and Erin Hostetler of The Patio Farmer for a cup of coffee or tea as they share information on a specific topic or theme that can help improve your home growing experience.
Ask your food growing questions to hear responses from Mary and Erin!
Erin Hostetler is The Patio Farmer, a woman owned small business in Charlotte that offers Consultations, Installations and Custom Maintenance Plans for individuals who are looking to start or continue growing food at home. The Patio Farmer specializes in raised bed and container garden growing. Erin has worked on farms of all shapes and sizes over the last 6 years, from 20-acre Certified Organic production farms to small urban farms and goat dairies. Erin currently homesteads, growing food in raised beds and containers, tending chickens and goats on 1.6 acres in northwest Charlotte. She is passionate about growing food and teaching others how to do so, no matter how much space they have!
Mary Roberts is The Second Season Farmer at Windcrest Farm, a UDSA Certified Organic farm and greenhouse established in 1978 in Monroe, NC. After twenty years as a corporate instructor and project manager, Mary turned her passion for growing plants organically into a business that supplies market farmers and home gardeners with over 300,000 heirloom vegetable, flower, herb and fruit plants each year. In addition, she grows fresh produce, herbs and cut flowers for flowers for local families, markets and restaurants.
How To Register:
Add to cart and pay online
or email Mary at mroberts@WindcrestOrganics.com for more options
Email Mary at mroberts@WindcrestOrganics.com or Erin at ThePatioFarmer@gmail.com