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  1. Gardening 2 Button pushing by Johnny Presentation by the Usual Cast of Characters 

  2. Stores • Will only last so long • Nutrients may be lacking

  3. Gardening Is Sustainable • Fresh & flavorful • Loaded with vitamins • Can be expanded • Gives group members purpose • Good form of exercise • Gets easier as habits and routines form.

  4. Save Seeds

  5. Propagating (Grafting)

  6. Propagating (Rooting)

  7. Soil Test • PH • Composition • Nutrient needs

  8. Determine soil composition at home

  9. Determine soil composition • Get sample of soil from surface down 8 to 12". • Fill a jar half way with this broken up soil. • Fill with water. • Shake 3 minutes then leave undisturbed. • Mark what settles after 30 seconds, below this is sand. • Make a second mark after 3 min, this area is silt. • Remaining area to halfway mark is clay. from Colorado State University

  10. Build Soil • Compost • leaves

  11. Build Soil • compost • leaves • worm bins

  12. Build Soil • compost • leaves • worm bins • green manure • cover crops

  13. Build Soil • compost • leaves • worm bins • green manure • cover crops • animal manure

  14. Build Soil • compost • leaves • worm bins • green manure • cover crops • animal manure • untreated grass clippings • Natural vssynthetic fertilizers

  15. Perennial Beats Annual • No need to replant each year • Often reproduces/spreads on it's own • Soil is less disturbed • More drought resistant • Easier to hide

  16. Perennial VegetablesGrow More Food With Less Work • Ramps, or Wild Leeks – In yards here? Leaves and bulbs are both edible • Groundnut - Taste like nutty-flavored potatoes • Good King Henry - Spinach relative • Sea Kale - Hazelnut-flavored shoots • Jerusalem Artichoke, or Sunchoke - The crisp, sweet tuber can be eaten raw and used like potatoes • Lovage - Excellent substitute for celery in springtime soups. • French Sorrel - Add a lemony tang to salads • Crosnes, or Chinese Artichoke - Small, white tubers are crisp and sweet, and add a great crunch to salads.Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/perennial-vegetables-zm0z12amzkon.aspx?page=3#ixzz2R0H4A3QE

  17. Seed Starting • Indoors, sometimes months before. Transplanting.

  18. Seed Starting Supplies

  19. Seed Starting Supplies

  20. Seed Starting • Outdoors when soil temp is right for that seed/plant.