Winter High Tunnel Learning Opportunity

Winter Vegetable Gardening
Mondays, September 14-December 14, 2015
10:30am-12:00pm
Lincoln Land Community College
Community Garden behind Montgomery Hall

Hosted by Lincoln Land Community College and genHkids

Join us for a rare opportunity to learn about winter vegetable production from experienced genHkids farmer Andy Heck. Follow the planting and harvest through hands-on demonstration and exercises while learning everything you want to know about growing produce year-round. Each week offers new instructions as the season changes. Gardeners can expect to learn about planting schedules, optimal planting techniques for weed reduction and space maximization, high tunnel and low tunnel technologies, pest and disease management issues specific to winter growing, and more.

Participants are welcome to come for the full time or drop in for part of the time, and can come one time or come each week. Bring questions and work gloves.
Andy Heck has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Southern Illinois University and has owned his own farm for the past thirteen years selling his produce at farmer’s markets, restaurants, grocery stores, and through an on-farm subscription program.

For more information contact Marnie Record at marnie.record@llcc.edu or 217-786-4993.

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