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2024 Growers Apprenticeship with Joneve Murphy
This full-season course is for folks looking to increase the amount of food they grow and improve their methods.
Whether you are starting a new space or looking to do better with what you have started, this course will help guide you to a bountiful harvest.
There will be 6 classes, held every 4 to 7 weeks, that will cover seasonal planting plans, pests, cultivation, irrigation, and other challenges, as well as a bonus topic and group discussion for each class.
Classes will include lectures and demonstrations as well as opportunities to get your hands in the soil.
This coursework is designed to help you maximize your growing potential while also decreasing your labor within the garden.
In addition to classes, participants will also be entitled to
One art in the garden class to be held after the Early Summer Seasonal Class
20% discount on Joneve’s other gardening classes
A copy of Joneve’s full Gardening Guide
Blank planting plans & workflow calendars to make your season easier.
Handouts for each class deep diving into topics
Access to Joneve through email as well as a What’s App group chat.
10% discount on custom order Seedlings grown for you.
An optional add-on is one Spring home visit for one hour for consultations and guidance with Joneve. Choose your selection below or message us for more information.
Payment plans are available, please contact us directly.
Class Schedule & Topics
March 17th: Spring in the Garden
Writing a planting plan
Keeping up with workflow
Spring workflow chart & planting dates
Bonus: Drip irrigation systems & design
April 14th: Spring Check-in Potluck
Potluck lunch to share your harvest
Planting plan check-in and troubleshooting
May 19th: Early Summer
Starting off strong
Successional planting and heat-tolerant varietals
Pest management for summer
Watering for the heat
Observation in the garden
Summer workflow chart & planting dates
Bonus: Art in the garden and natural structures
** This class will include an Art in the Garden Class in the afternoon
June 30th: Starting Fall
Successional planting for the fall season
Pest management for fall
Simple seed-saving techniques.
Late summer workflow chart & planting dates
Bonus: Composting & effective micro-organisms
August 18th: Late Summer Abundance
Canning basics discussion & lecture
Tips for freezing the harvest
Dry bean processing
Pruning for planting space
Fall Workflow chart & planting dates.
Bonus: Edible Flowers & micro greens
September 15th: Preparing for Frost
Season Extension Options
Over wintering in the garden
Managing for tomato blight
Late Fall Workflow chart & planting dates
Bonus: Passive Heat Greenhouse Options
October 13th: Winter Management
Deep mulch for winter harvest
Building fertility for the 25’ season
Cutting back for winter
Bonus: Adding Cut flowers to bring in local pollinators and beneficial insects