Learn to Grow an Urban Garden Year-Round

Community Garden Connections (CGC) will offer a Year-Round Urban Gardening Workshop, with Keith Morris of Prospect Rock Permaculture, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, at Antioch University New England (AUNE). The workshop is open to the public, but space is limited, so register soon.

Morris will share simple and affordable intensive gardening techniques for renters and those with limited space, focusing on ways to continue growing fresh food through the winter. He will look at lessons for urban gardeners from permaculture, a system that designs productive food gardens with inspiration from nature.  This helps create gardens and homes that cost less to maintain and are more beautiful, productive, and environmentally friendly.

The cost of the workshop is $35; lunch is provided. A limited number of full scholarships are available to CGC program participants, thanks to support from the Center for Academic Innovation.  Preregistration is required. Contact Monica Pless at mpless@antioch.edu to register or to get more information. Find additional information here.

Morris is the founder of Prospect Rock Permaculture and Willow Crossing Farm, and is a co-founding board member of the Permaculture Institute of the North East. He teaches ecological design and permaculture design courses across New England.

CGC provides gardens and education for organizations throughout Keene to better foster food security and community resilience.  The workshop will include hands-on lessons at the AUNE campus garden, working with raised beds like those CGC builds.

The workshop is made possible by funding from AUNE’s Center for Academic Innovation and support from the Rashti Foundation.