Just when I thought SFG teaching was done for the year something strange happened. I’ve had up on the site a SFG Workshop that’s to be held in September. It was billed as “Fall Crop” because we’re closing down some of the garden but then planting several 4X4′ boxes for the last 5-7 weeks of the year. We’re also doing some things on advanced composting, prepping your soil for next year, and some other very cool things. Your neighbors have had their gardens pulled up since Labor Day at this point and want nothing to do with gardening until next year. The only real requirement I had for this workshop was that you had to have taken the introductory class. Well, the interest was so heavy with so many folks that didn’t take the introductory class that I’ve now had to schedule 7 additional classes to be held at various locations throughout the valley. That gives you some idea of the number of people interested in planting at this great time of year. After all, because of the cooler temperatures the water requirements are lower, all your lettuces, spinach, radishes, etc. can easily be grown, and the bugs are gone. To all my fellow SFG instructors-we’ve always taught about how easy it is to extend the season with a SFG. We’ve taught about being able to start a SFG at any time of the year. Now it’s time to show it. I hope you don’t let this chance pass you by. By doing these in the fall, you’ll have a new core of people ready to go in the spring as well. Give it some thought and see if it doesn’t sound like a lot of fun.
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