Raised Beds and Irrigation Systems

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Event Date

February 3, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Program

Horticulture and Gardening

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement

Raised beds are a quick way to begin growing your garden and a great way to sidestep our sometimes difficult north Texas soil. Learn what your raised bed options are and the various pros and cons of each type of raised bed. Explore a variety of 'out of the box' raised bed solutions and learn how to build a simple irrigation system for your beds.

Instructors Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic, owners of Barking Cat Farm, focus on growing high quality crops in an organic and sustainable manner. Brix testing is done regularly to monitor the nutritional quality of the produce and compost and compost teas are applied to the soil to ensure that soil biology is constantly improving. Both Laurie & Kim have their Permaculture Design Certificate from Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Design Course. Both have studied under Dr. Elaine Ingham and are working towards becoming Certified Soil Life Consultants. They offer permaculture design and soil biology consulting services to other growers and gardeners.

About Horticulture and Gardening

As community leaders in plant based knowledge and education, BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to partner with experts in the fields of horticulture and gardening to provide the public with opportunities to expand their knowledge of the plant world through a variety of classes and workshops. 

These half and full day classes and workshops will take place on the BRIT campus, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and in the field. Please check the individual event announcements for further details.