As of January 2023, we plan to begin the upcoming season of Build It Up in person. We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and will adjust if needed. Workshop presentations will also be recorded and available to participants to view after the workshop is held. Our Build It Up workshops are only accessible by program participants, but we do have public educational videos on our YouTube channel.
March 6, 2023 6:00–7:30PM
Planning Your Garden
Learn about best practices for situating and starting a new garden, how to plan out your garden for the year, and draw a garden map.
April 3, 2023 6:00–7:30PM
Planting Your Garden
Learn about how to plant seeds and transplants, care for young plants, best practices for watering, and using thick mulches to promote better growth.
May 1, 2023 6:00–7:30PM
Organic Disease Control
Learn about best practices for preventing problems in your garden, identifying common diseases, and using organic sprays.
June 5, 2023 6:00–7:30PM
Organic Pest Control
Learn about best practices for preventing pest problems in your garden before they get out of hand, integrated pest management, identifying common pests, and using organic sprays.
August 7, 2023 6:00–7:30PM
Soil Health & Fall Gardening
Learn the five principles of soil health, all about cover crops, converting to no-till, and planting a fall garden.
September 11, 2023 6:00–7:30PM
Season Extension Techniques
Learn about easy, low-tech ways of extending your growing season into the winter months, what varieties to choose, and how to construct low tunnels for frost protection.