High Altitude Organic Gardening Free Workshop Series | South of Lake Tahoe

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Repeats every week until Sat Jun 18 2022 .

April 6, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

April 13, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

April 20, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

April 27, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

May 4, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

May 11, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

May 18, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

May 25, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

June 1, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

June 8, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

June 15, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

Slow Food Lake Tahoe, in partnership with the UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe and the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, is once again offering a free series of high altitude organic gardening workshops focusing on the edible plants that grow best in our unique high altitude climate. Access to the workshops is free for all ages and levels of experience. Attendees will also have the option of purchasing their own starters for $15, which will include a mix of varieties specially chosen because they grow best in our region.

Workshops will be offered both virtually on Zoom and in-person at the Slow Food Lake Tahoe Gardens located in Truckee River Regional Park. Participants who are curious about gardening, but don’t know where to start, will appreciate instruction from our local gardening experts who will cover river and lake friendly techniques on how to grow organically at high altitudes. Participants will also learn the history of each plant and how to plant, manage pests, fertilize and harvest.

“With rising food prices, now is a great time to grow your own food at home,” said Slow Food Lake Tahoe representative Amy Fagel. “And we hope our community will take advantage of this free opportunity to learn a skill that is healthy for themselves, their families, and our environment.”

Registration for each workshop and optional starter plants can be completed on the Slow Food Lake Tahoe website: www.slowfoodlaketahoe.org/events.

Wednesdays ON ZOOM at 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays IN THE GARDEN at 10 a.m.

April 6 – Mushrooms
May 4 & 7 – Gardening 101 & Fertilizer
May 11 & 14 – Beans & Peas
May 18 and 21 – Spicy Salads with Leafy Greens
May 25 and 28 – Potatoes and Jerusalem artichokes
June 1 & 4 – Squash
June 8 & 11 – Tomatoes
June 15 & 18 – Herbs

Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s mission is to connect our community to the enjoyment of good, clean, and fair food by inspiring a self-reliant food culture. They educate the community about growing, preparing and accessing local and sustainable food. SFLT operates the Food Bank Garden and Community Garden in Truckee River Regional Park, aiming to create a vibrant community space that provides education and reduces food inequity while increasing food security, self-reliance and spirit community. SFLT also works with Keep Truckee Green to provide compost collection, hosts a salmon buying club, sponsors the Truckee Saturday Farmer’s Market, and supports the Shane McConkey Foundation’s Don’t Drop the Top program. For more information about Slow Food Lake Tahoe, their various projects and upcoming events, visit: www.slowfoodlaketahoe.org.

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