There is nothing like getting your hands in the dirt…
In Arizona, the weather is prime for planting. Our seasonal planting is in February and March for the spring season. Everything is in bloom. I know in my backyard the citrus and apple blossoms smell of our sweet spring season. If you have not planted your veggies yet, now is the time.
I consider myself somewhat of a seasoned gardener. In Arizona, we get two seasons, and yes, I have always planted both. Last year my Arugula went wild and blew from my garden into my grass..and there was Arugula everywhere.
But there is always something new to learn. Urban Farm U hosts a free daily online gardening class. The webinars will teach you new ways to keep your garden growing and giving. The course is called Victory Garden Challenge 2020.
The host of the gardening classes is Greg Peterson, who has been experimenting with progressive permaculture techniques in his yard for more than 40 years. Greg is well known in the Phoenix area. His 1/3-acre home in Phoenix, AZ, has been converted into an entirely edible landscape open to the community for tours and classes, and his fruit tree program has resulted in the planting of over 10,000 fruit trees. It’s a special treat for us Arizonians to have him right here.
What is covered when you sign up for the free online gardening classes:
- Learn how to start or maintain your garden to increase your family’s food security and feel empowered in uncertain times.
- Boost your well-being by connecting with the earth and learning gardening skills that nourish your body and mind and help you feel grounded.
- Discover strategies you and your loved ones can use together to become more self-sufficient and take control of your food supply.
- Each day, receive a link to attend a new LIVE online class.
- Join an online community of food growers from around the world. We are all in this together!
The live classes are taking place at 5 p.m. daily.
To sign up for the free online gardening classes, visit Urban Farm U’s website. These online gardening classes will run through April 9.