Winter Workshop Series III: Seed Starting for Vegetable Production Workshop

Here is our FINAL workshop of the winter workshop series!

February 16th 1-4pm

COST:
$25 for SWOEFFA/OEFFA members
$30 Farmers and Growers
$10 students

FOR: Farmers of all scales, skill levels, and experiences. People wanting to farm for income and those farmers wanting to ramp up their business and sales. Gardeners and students welcome!

Starting seeds is a critical component of every commercial vegetable farm’s success. During this hands on workshop, you will get an overview of the entire seed-starting process-  from planning to creating organic soil mix to seeding to ‘pricking-out’ and transplanting. The workshop will be held in the propagation greenhouse at Bahr Farm, a 100 year old diversified vegetable and livestock farm in College Hill.

PURPOSE: Season extension starts with starting seeds early for earlier harvests and transplant sales. Seed starting means reducing costs by reducing transplant purchases. Seed starting means growing transplants for your low and high tunnels and in-field planting. Serious, on-farm seed starting is a powerful tool to employ all the way into summer for fall plantings.

WORKSHOP LEADERS: Join Charles Griffin in this workshop to make organic seed starting mixes; learn methods that can increase your success in growing plant starts; and discuss management of pests and diseases in the greenhouse. Charles has many years of seed propagation experience from the home garden to commercial scale production.

Charles teaches in the Sustainable Agriculture Program at Cincinnati State. He has been training students and apprentices in plant propagation techniques for small farms and gardens in the Midwest for 15 years!


*Registration fee includes workshop materials, coffee, and refreshments.*
Registration information and event details available by contacting Ken Stern (513) 473-1869 and farmtrainingOH@gmail.com

Or sign up here !

Where: 969 W North Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45224-2221, United States

PARKING: Park at the Family Dollar (951 W. North Bend Rd) right next door and walk over.
Follow the driveway past the house and between the red barns.

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