Learn to Square Foot Garden at Wakeman Town Farm

Wakeman Town Farm holds a variety of gardening workshops throughout the growing season, and this one is perfect for gardeners just starting out or those with small spaces.

Square Foot Gardening with Mike Aitkenhead

Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m.-10:30a.m.

Have you ever considered starting a vegetable garden but have been too intimidated to take the leap?  Perhaps you’ve felt that managing the garden is too complicated or that you don’t have enough space in your yard? Maybe you’re worried about how much time and effort it will take, or that you’ll constantly be weeding.  If any of these reasons have prevented you from trying, well, Wakeman Town Farm helps the most inexperienced beginner to grow a beautiful and productive garden with minimal effort.  The solution is called a square foot garden—a simple 4 foot by 4 foot box that will provide you with an overwhelming supply of fresh, healthy vegetables, right in your own backyard.

On Saturday, May 11th, from 9am to 10:30am, farm steward Mike Aitkenhead will teach you exactly how to start your very own square foot garden.  No experience gardening?  No problem.  The method for planting and maintaining these gardens is drastically simplified and absolutely anyone can do it.  We’ll showcase our own gardens while walking you through the construction of the raised bed, the special soil mix, and the simple rules for planting.  Garden kits are also available for purchase, complete with all the materials you will need so that you can get your own garden started right away.

You can register and pay directly at the Westport Parks and Recreation Department website or email us at wakemantownfarm@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

For more information about this and other Wakeman Town Farm programs, visit  www.wakemantownfarm.org

Saturday, May 11th

9:00am – 10:30pm

Wakeman Town Farm, 134 Cross Highway, Westport Public Schools

Fee:  $20

Open to all


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