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Sheet Mulch Gardening Workshop

October 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm


Compost-Straw-Shovel_NLSheet Mulch Gardening

Sheet mulch gardening is a technique that helps build up garden soils with rich organic matter without destroying the soil integrity beneath the surface. It is the combination of nitrogen rich ingredients and carbon dense materials that break down over time and provide the perfect environment for healthy microbial soil life that will benefit the growth of your plants.

This class is designed to teach you how to convert a small, or large, section of your yard into a productive food growing area. You will learn how to resource materials from your own yard as well as your local surrounding area that can be used to improve your gardens food production. This is a hands-on course that will enable you to get down and dirty with learning. You will walk away with a new understanding of healthy soil, microbial life forms and sustainable food production.

About the Instructor

Chad Shavor is an avid gardener and foodscape designer who has been creating gardens and growing food in the state of Colorado since 2001. His love and respect for the environment and all of its beauty is the driving force behind his garden designs and builds.

Chad is a licensed teacher in the state of Colorado and utilizes his passion for teaching to help educate others on the importance of self-sufficiency and sustainable food production. He was Garden Director of The Growing Project for 6 years, during which time he built over 20 gardens in Fort Collins, taught garden building classes, created a 10 month gardening training class, and founded the Urban Foods Outreach program which helped educate low income families how to grow organic vegetables and perennial gardens.

In 2010, Chad was introduced to soil building techniques that helped broaden his understanding of soil biodiversity and the magnitude of soil health and fertility. After being certified in Permaculture Design, Chad continues to utilize soil rejuvenating practices that are not only beneficial to the garden but to environment as a whole.

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Originally published on September 12th, 2015. Updated on October 1st, 2015.


October 10, 2015
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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