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Primitive Garden Structures 101 with Joneve Murphy
Sunday March 8th ~ 12:30-2pm
Vegetable & Herb Gardening 101
This is a beginner course for folks that want to start gardening or those that have dipped their toes in but have yet to find their green thumb. We will go over the basics of starting a bountiful vegetable and herb garden in your own back yard. During this 1.5 hour course we will go over:
* Site Preparation and Soil Testing
* Seed Starting
* Planting Schedules
* Top Pests & Solutions
* Culinary Herb Basics
* Weed Suppression
* Basic Design
* Varietal Choices * Resources for seeds, tools and supplies
Bring your questions too!
Joneve Murphy has been farming for restaurants, chefs, farmers markets and home cooks for more than 16 years. She moved to Virginia in 2009 for a position at Ayrshire Farm in Upperville, attending farmers markets and selling produce to various chefs in the DC and Northern Virginia region.
In May of 2014 she traveled to 18 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and Central America to study organic agriculture. She worked on more than 200 farms growing everything from coconuts to wasabi, vegetables, grains, fruit, fish and animals as both a volunteer and consultant. She learned traditional farming methods as well as modern ones to compliment her own knowledge in the field. She currently works as a farm manager for a local 3-Michelin star restaurant as farm manager