Each month's class will walk gardeners, farmers, and/or new growers, through the season, touching on as many aspects of growing as we can in the process. This series is designed to equip you with the gardening skills you need for a lifetime of growing.
Topics will include: garden planning, bed prep, planting seeds vs. transplants, watering, mulching, companion planting, crop rotations, succession plantings, weed management, pest and disease management, harvest techniques, cover crops, and end of the season garden clean up. Each class will have handouts that highlight garden activities each month.
Timing: 3:00-4:30pm, 3rd Sunday of each month, May through October
Optional independent observation (encouraged): 2:30pm
Partner with local farmers and makers. Join our nature-based maker CSA, Perennial. This year, invest in an incredible community-based relationship with local farms and natural makers. Pick up your seasonal permaculture box in May, September, and December! Our first spring boxes will be ready for pick up on May 28th from 4-8pm at a spring celebration at our office, the Farmhouse. We have two versions of the box: one that is specifically kid focused, and another that is more geared towards all ages. All of the contents of the box are organic, local, and sustainably made and farmed. Our spring box comes in a natural wooden cedar box, the All Ages box is filled with: Gardener's Hand Salve created by Bootstrap Urban Farm, Spring Bitters Syrup created by Bootstrap Urban Farm, Morel and Shiitake Mushroom Butter by Cherry Tree House Mushrooms, Two potted permaculture plants, A free class to PRI Cold Climate, A Year long membership to PRI, Lunar Planting Guide Poster by Tootie and Dotes/designed by Ashley Barlow, A vermicomposting how to booklet, A packet of heirloom seeds saved by Seed Sages, and more! Just want to order the Spring box? Order here for $85.00.
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Information & Resources
PRI Book Club -Wednesday, March 25th, 6-8pm
Location - The Riverview Wine Bar - 3747 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis
This month we will be discussing Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country by Courtney White. As always, folks are welcome regardless of how far along they are in the book!
PRI Cold Climate works to build the capacity of our urban farmers. Whether you are working as an urban farmer or simply growing your own fresh foods in your backyard, PRI will continue to provide as much education and resources as possible for urban growers throughout the year.