APPLY NOW FOR THE 20TH YEAR OF GET UP!
Applications due Friday, August 12th
Have you been longing to learn how to garden?
Now is your time.
Join our 2016 Garden Training Program.
The Get Up! course is an excellent introduction to organic gardening, urban composting & urban agriculture. Designed for novice gardeners, we will teach you the basic skills of organic gardening which you can use anywhere, anytime, in any garden.
Join the next class of future urban organic gardeners, environmental educators, and sustainable food ambassadors.
Friday, August 12th
September 10 to December 7, 2016
Every Saturday from 10am to 3pm at Garden for the Environment
Some Wednesday evenings (7 in total) from 6:30pm to 9pm, location TBD
SAVE THE DATE!
Fall Party at Garden for the Environment
FALL GARDEN PARTY
Saturday, Sept 10th!
4pm - 7pm
Join us in the garden for beer tasting, grilling and true San Francisco September summer!
We'll have music, fall fruits, and flowers galore.
More info to come! Tickets available at the end of July.
PLANTING THE SEED: A WORKSHOP FOR FARM & GARDEN EDUCATORS
Week of September 18th - 23rd | Esalen | Big Sur, CA
Whether your “classroom” is a farm, a kitchen, a school garden, or an urban lot, cultivating the love of food grown well and food grown right is an impactful, satisfying, and critically important vocation. This unique five-day workshop will hone your skills and deepen your sense of purpose as an educator and communicator. You will learn from and with your peers andan outstanding team of instructors, and get to experience one of the country’s most beautiful and celebrated gardens in majestic Big Sur.
Through interactive lessons, participant teaching practicums, and facilitated feedback sessions, the aim of this workshop is to give farm and garden educators the skills and confidence to plan and deliver effective, inspiring, and memorable lessons and curricula. The classroom will be Esalen’s beautiful hand-scale garden and three-acre farm, and the week will culminate in an intimate farm to table dinner prepared by the renowned Esalen Kitchen. Participants are welcome and encouraged to join the Farm and Garden crew for morning harvests and fieldwork during the workshop.
For more information, visit the Planting the Seed
page on the Esalen Institute website. Please note: Participants must apply and be accepted to this program before registering. To apply, please contact email@example.com
with subject line “Planting the Seed Application Request.” Some scholarship support is available.
GFE ON TV
Program Director Interviewed by Bay Area Focus
Last month, GFE Program Director Maggie was interviewed on the local program Bay Area Focus. She spoke about what to plant to withstand our summer dry climate, why everyone can learn to garden at GFE, and what the Get Up! program is all about. Watch the interview here
LAST MONTH IN THE GARDEN
Summer is officially here! Our raised beds are filled with zucchini, beans and even butternut squash. We've harvested cherries and tens of pounds of plums so far with pears and apples to come. The sunniest most protected corner of our garden is our sunflower patch, and this giant, Mammoth sunflower occupies one whole corner. Come see it for yourself!
Follow us @gardenfortheenvironment
to keep up with the garden this summer as we continue the harvest all our bounty.