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May 15, 2008 Events/Meetings, North City 5 Comments

With gas, food and other prices on the rise people’s budgets are being stretched. One way of dealing with this is to put your yard to work for you by growing some of your own food. If you toyed with the idea but didn’t know where to start then I hvae a workshop for you.

This Saturday May 17th the New Roots Urban Farm will present:
Home Grown, a backyard gardening workshop for city folk
10am to 3pm

Their description

a how-to vegetable production workshop that will cover basic soil science, backyard composting, no till
and raised bed construction, intensive planting methods, garden design, and more.
come prepared to create a garden plan and to get your hands dirty!
cost: $10-20 for those who live in Old North St Louis, Hyde Park, or St Louis Place; $45 for
any other city resident. Workshop, farm tour,lunch, and basic gardening supplies provided.

location: 1830 Hogan St Louis, MO 63116.  If you’d like more information or would like to register email molly@newrootsurbanfarm.org or call 314.664.2361  www.newrootsurbanfarm.org

This workshop funded in part by a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant

Like expensive leeks?  They are easy to grow.  Eating produce you raised yourself is one of the most enjoyable things you can do.


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  1. LisaS says:

    we grow herbs in planter boxes inside the west windows of our condo (against the rules to put them outside, alas). at $3/package, it pays off pretty quick. unfortunately, tomatoes don’t do so well ….

  2. Cheryl Hammond says:

    I wish there was a community garden somewhere near where I live. Near Pershing and Union. Can’t grow food in my condo.

  3. James R. says:

    Link to flyer:
    Thanks, Steve. Brooke will be there, I won’t. But I will try to get my sweet potatoes in early that morning.

  4. Alissa says:

    Cheryl, there is a Skinker-Debaliviere community garden on Waterman, I think. It’s huge, with individual plots. Check with your neighborhood association.

  5. Jim Zavist says:

    Even the fast food guys are getting the message: http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_9628681


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