Green Teach

B & H Organic Produce is offering
organic gardening and agriculture courses!greeteach_logo

Join us to gain knowledge and learn first hand how to grow your garden and your life. Through these courses we hope to provide an education to the community on the following topics:

• Gardening   

• Agriculture  

• Nutrition   

• Food Security Issues

Each class will offer technical information and a hands on learning environment inside our greenhouse & out in the field.

Classes will be taught by the farmer, Erica Lavdanski.

Certified organic lunches will be provided.

Class Levels

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  • Gardener –  For those interested in growing their own food and/or creating a healthier lifestyle. The information provided will be for all levels of gardeners, beginners to advanced.
  • Little Sprouts– Geared toward ages 3 – 11. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  Class cost is per child. No fee for 1 accompanying adult.
  • Farmer – For gardeners with at least 5 years experience that would like more technical knowledge of growing vegetables. Most information will be geared towards production and growing professionally.  Part of these classes will be discussion style so that farmers can learn from each other as well.

Class Schedules

Gardener

Planning Your 3 Season Vegetable Garden

  10 am – 4 pm – $65.00 per person

  • Decide which plants to grow for your specific garden. What to grow from seeds and what to buy as plants.  Learn the basics of succession planting and crop rotation.  Define the terms Hybrid, Heirloom and GMO.
  • Bring your seeds to swap with other class participants.
  • Bring the dimensions of your home garden so we can work on a plan together.
  • An organic lunch will be provided.

Maximize Your Harvest

      10 am – 4 pm – $70.00 per person

  • Learn the ins and outs of storing your produce properly.  Learn which crops to grow in your garden for maximum harvests and how to get the most out of your harvest.
  • Afternoon demonstration of fermentation.  Make your own Kimchi.
  • An organic lunch will be provided.

 Let’s Get the Garden Started

     10 am – 4 pm – $75.00 per person

  • Learn what you need to know to start your own seedlings indoors – potting soil, watering, light and temperature, grow lights and air flow.
  • Bring your own seeds to get started.  We will provide soil and containers for up to 10 plants.
  • See our micro greens and seedling production facility.
  • An organic lunch will be provided.

Soil Fertility for Home Gardeners

10 am – 4 pm –  $65.00 per person

  • Learn the basic chemistry of soil and how to increase fertility in your garden.  Define the basic elements needed for plants to grow, organic matter, and soil microbiology.
  • Hands on bed preparation in our hoop house.  Get your hands dirty in our hoop house while the ground is still frozen in  your garden.
  • An organic lunch will be provided.

 Organic Insect & Disease Management in Your Garden

     10 am – 4 pm – $80.00 per person

  • Learn to identify common pests and diseases in your home garden and learn simple ways to treat them organically.
  • Participants will make a home garden first aid kit to take home.
  • An organic lunch will be provided.

Manage Weeds Organically

    10 am – 4 pm – $65.00 per person

  • The best method is prevention.  We will discuss tools, techniques and the theory of weed prevention.
  • Participants will take a field walk to identify different methods of weed prevention and use different tools to weed in the hoop houses.
  • An organic lunch will be provided.

Wild Nutrition – March 25th

     10 am – 4 pm –  $65.00 per person

  • Participants will go on a weed walk to identify the weeds growing in the soil and what they can tell you about the health of the soil.
  • Participants will learn to harvest edible weeds and prepare a portion of the lunch with the wild crafted foods.
  • An organic lunch will be provided.

Snow Date: 3/26

*If 10 or more tickets are being purchased by the same party you may use coupon code: GardenerBulk at the time of checkout to receive a 5% discount.

** If you would like to set up a private class (available for weekdays only) for your garden club or similar organization contact Erica directly at erica@bhorganicproduce.com.


Little Sprouts

Little Sprouts Become Little Farmers

10 am – 2 pm – $40.00 per child. No fee for 1 accompanying adult.

  • Children will learn the basics of planting their own garden and choosing their own seeds.
  • Children will start seeds in pots to take home.  Seeds, soil and pots provided.
  • A petite organic lunch will be provided.

Little Sprouts Learn Basic Botany – March 18th

10 am – 2 pm – $35.00 per child. No fee for 1 accompanying adult.

  • Students will learn to identify the parts of the plants.
  • We will do a walk around the gardens identifying the parts of the plants.
  • A petite organic lunch will be provided.  The lunch will consist of the parts of the plants we have identified in class.

Snow Date: 3/19

potato tubers

 

 

Introduction to Superheros and Villains in the Garden – April 1st

   10 am – 2 pm  – $35.00 per child. No fee for 1 accompanying adult.

  • We will explore different garden insects and learn the difference between beneficial insects, pests and pollinators.
  • We will learn the basics of worm composting and the children will make their own homemade worm bin.
  • A petite organic lunch will be provided.

Snow Date: 4/2

Honey bee on lavender – Ecoyards Lawn and Landscape, Seattle.

 

*If 5 or more tickets are being purchased by the same party you may use coupon code: SproutsBulk at the time of checkout to receive a 5% discount.

** If you would like to set up a private class (available for weekdays only) for your school, home school, mom’s group or similar organization contact Erica directly at erica@bhorganicproduce.com.


Farmers

Analyzing Soil Tests

10 am – 4 pm – $25.00 per person

  • We will be joined by Jonathan Zeiset of Zeiset Ag Consulting to analyze what a soil test tells us about our soil structure, microbiology and fertility.
  • Please bring a recent soil test for reference.
  • Attendees will participate in a round table discussion of:  pesticides, mulches, equipment, seed varities, fertilizers and potting soils.  This will be a great way to share and glean information from your peers

*If 10 or more tickets are being purchased by the same party you may use coupon code: FarmerBulk at the time of checkout to receive a 5% discount.

 

 


Organic Lunches will be provided for each class.

Lunches will be prepared by the farmers using seasonal, local, and organic ingredients.  If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions please let us know ahead of time.  The lunches are offered to provide inspiration for eating a seasonal organic diet.  Eating seasonally is a great way to support your local farmer, acclimate your body to the climate and maintain a diet of fresh foods.  Lunches may include: soups, sandwiches, and salads.


Classes will be held in our Greenhouses.

– All payments are non refundable.

– In case of inclement weather we have chosen alternate dates for each class. Please be sure you can attend the alternate date before signing up.

– Please remember to wear footwear and clothing that is waterproof and warm. Layering of clothing is suggested because the greenhouses may be warm. We will be working in the greenhouse for the workshops as well as outside in the fields. If it is sunny it will be very warm in the greenhouse (70-85 degrees); if it is cloudy it will be chilly (50-60 degrees.)

– IMPORTANT! – If you have an allergy please email us after signing up, at erica@bhorganicproduce.com, so that we can be cautious when providing lunch for your class.