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Summer in the Vegetable Garden (Alegre Farm in Dacula, GA)
June 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$39
Summer in the Vegetable Garden- A Practical How-to Workshop
Includes Four (4) two hour sessions (a total of Eight (8) Hours over 4 week sessions): Thursdays, June 27th, and July 11th, 18th and, 25th
Gardening year round is easy and rewarding in our mild Georgia Piedmont region climate. For delicious, picture-perfect spring and summer crops of spinach, lettuce, peas, kale, and broccoli, Plant care in critical at this time of the year.
- Learn the ins and outs of fertilization and watering.
- Tips on harvesting vegetables at the peak of their flavor. Identify early season plants that have passed their prime, pull them out and replant.
- Learn how to cut back or eliminate the use of pesticides.
Topics will include harvesting, pest control, and sustainable production. The processes needed to produce high yield through-out the entire summer and the ability to harvest at the correct time for peak flavor.
For questions regarding this workshop please email Tony Gobert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet your instructor, Tony Gobert
Tony is the lead instructor in the Sustainable Urban Agricultural program at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Born on a farm in South Louisiana, Tony was the eighth generation in his family to farm in Saint Landry Parish. As a student at Southern University and A&M College, Tony began his lifelong education in Agriculture. Tony holds a B.A. degree in Government, a degree in Horticulture from Gwinnett Technical College and has many years of large market garden production experience.
After college Tony served in the Army for 7 years, working in telecommunications with a top-secret clearance. During his service in Vietnam, he served as an LRRP team leader and as acting platoon sergeant for the 101st, Airborne Brigade Reconnaissance Platoon. Tony retired after 30 years in corporate America as regional manager of Southeastern sales with GTE.
He is currently owner-operator of a landscape company. Tony is also a Certified Permaculture Instructor, Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, PLANET Landscape Industry Certified Professional, Georgia Master Gardener and a Square Foot Garden Instructor. Tony believes that education is the future of small farmers. Knowledge of crop production and less dependency on inputs and petroleum products is the key to profitability.
Tony is currently serving as a Dekalb County Supervisor on the State Soil and Water Conservation Commission of Georgia and as the facilitator of Gwinnett Tech's Learn-In Farm, located on the campus to teach students how to examine environmental factors such as light, temperature, rainfall, wind, soil and fire separately and to learn how important each one is to the agroecosystem and ultimately to each plant.
Our goal is to introduce sustainable agriculture to Georgians. By providing them with an understanding of how agriculture integrates three main goals: environmental stewardship, farm profitability, and prosperous farming communities. In this class students will learn from their surroundings and apply the class lessons learned to their everyday life, effectively becoming lifelong learners.
Alegre Farm in Dacula, Georgia is offering courses designed to enhance skills and appreciation of sustainable agriculture in farming practices for homeowners that are economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible, but yet productive. We provide learning opportunities that transform the lives of people, organizations, and communities. Students will learn both theory and practical skills.
To ensure high-quality classes, we limit class sizes to 15 people. We look forward to seeing you there!
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