Raised Bed Gardening

   Growing a garden in raised beds is desirable for anyone who has poor soil, including poorly drained soil, needs to garden over a paved area, can’t bend too low, or other issues. The workshop will demonstrate different ways of building raised beds, how to use found or scrounged material for construction, and making or buying suitable soil for the raised beds.  We will give a tour of the Center’s variety of raised beds and discuss the pros and cons of each type. Also covered, will be growing vegetables throughout the season, and using the space efficiently, to grow as much as possible in the space;  timing of seeding and transplanting to have a continuous supply of vegetables throughout the season; and maximizing the care of the soil in the beds.

   Cynthia Rabinowitz has been a consulting soil scientist, environmental horticulturist and landscape designer for 35 years.  Stuart Rabinowitz is a landscape designer and managed Rabinowitz Greenhouses for 15 years.  He has built all of the growing structures in use at the Center for Sustainable Living.  Both Cynthia and Stuart Rabinowitz are certified Permaculture Design Consultants.

   To Register, please visit www.connsoil.com and click on Educational Programs.  Print out a registration form and mail to PO Box 365, Bethlehem, CT 06751.  

WHEN:  SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011    9:30am – 12:30pm


COURSE FEE: $45 includes refreshments

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: registration form at www.connsoil.com