• 3:30 to 4:20 p.m.: creating natural landscapes, improving soils through composting, seed starting under lights
• 4:30 to 5:20 p.m.: perennial flowers, weed management, growing tomatoes
• 5:30 to 6:20 p.m.: container gardening, installing drip irrigation, growing and using culinary herbs
• 6:30 to 7:20 p.m.: water-wise landscaping, rain barrels, growing thornless blackberries
• 7:30 to 8:20 p.m.: pruning landscape trees, year-round color, growing low-maintenance roses.
You can register at the door, or in advance online at 2014springgardening.eventbrite.com, or by calling 316-660-0138.
It’s meant for anyone interested in high tunnel production, organic farming methods, networking with other growers, improving marketing skills, or learning new production and pest control techniques.
The workshop, which will be from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., is sponsored by K-State Research & Extension of Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, and Reno counties.
The workshop will cover basic vegetable and fruit production with an emphasis on high tunnel production. Topics will include high-tunnel cucumber production, soil management, crop selection, basic beekeeping, plasticulture strawberry production, cover crops, and management of spotted wing drosophila on fruit.
Speakers will be Mike Appel and Emily Oakley of Three Springs Farm, talking about organic vegetable production and marketing; Ajay Nair of Iowa State University, on soil management in high tunnels; and Raymond Cloyd of Kansas State University, on spotted wing drosophila.
Cost of registration is $20 by January 31, and $25 after. Register online at 2014ckmvgw.eventbrite.com or by calling 316-660-0100.