DIG - Raised Beds: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
Gardens come in various shapes and sizes. There are lots of considerations that should be taken into account. How much area do you have in your yard that can be dedicated to a garden? What do you want to grow, what can be maintained by one person? What kind of framing materials do you want to use? For raised bed gardens, the size and shape may also depend on how important it is for the gardener to have easy access to all parts of the garden without compacting the soil by walking on it. This class will look at these considerations and a few more.
Learning Objectives include:
- Starting a journal and developing a garden map
- Deciding on raised bed style, size, materials
- Planning for vertical gardening, incorporating shade or frost covering
- Setting up your irrigation
- Preparing the soil
- Plant selection and placement
- Crop rotation
Instructor: Master Gardener, Don Sutton Don is a graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an undergraduate degree in biology. His gardening experience started early. He was the official weed picker for his great uncle on a two-acre garden in Hullet, Wyoming. Don has worked with schools and churches in the Valley to set up and maintain vegetable gardens. Additionally, he has been a speaker at the Maricopa Home and Garden shows over the last two years.