Agriscaping is thrilled to share their first-ever Agriscaping Summit in the Winter of 2021. Be prepared to Taste the Beauty! You will experience 11 classes taught by a hand-picked group of Certified Agriscaping Educators. They will help you get inspiration, give you actionable solutions to creating an Elegant Edible Environment of your own, and treat you with nuggets of knowledge they are each passionate about. From learning about soil to herb gardens to gray water and so much more!
Justin Rohner - Intro to Elegant Edible Landscaping
Agriscaping principles go beyond simply planting vegetables, fruits, and other edibles in your existing landscape. It includes elegant landscape design, weed, and pest control, microclimates, and more. It also teaches how to work within HOA and city regulations to have a beautiful and productive yard where hyperlocal food is produced. Learn how the Agriscaping movement is changing the landscape.
Yurika Bowman - Tea / Culinary Gardening
Are you curious about what a tea garden is? In this class, you will learn why you want to grow a tea garden and what types of plants you will want to cultivate to create an elegant edible tea garden right in your back yard (or front yard). Once you learn the types of plants you will want to incorporate we will discuss how to make tea right from the herbs, fruits, and flowers that you have chosen in your design.
Rick Borden - Growing Microgreens
Are you curious as to how you can grow your own meal in seven days or less? Have you heard of microgreens? They are one of the easiest ways to provide your family with nutrient-rich, fresh homegrown veggies. And the best part, they can be grown in as quick as 3 days in some cases! Join this class to learn the ins and outs of growing microgreens in your home.
Cindy Dixon - SENSE-SATIONAL HERBS
Want to spice things up around your home? Try growing and using herbs! Not only do they add a bright spot to your garden with wonderful smells, but they can also be used in a myriad of ways. Herbs are easy to grow, wonderful to eat, and virtually pest-free. These marvelous plants add fragrance to your garden, gusto to your meals, and help with household chores, to name a few. Join us as we explore the many facets of growing herbs. You’ll discover herbs truly are more than just a pretty face in your landscape.
Julie Noraker - Upper Midwest Edible Natives
For those in the upper midwest of America, this is the class for you! You will learn about how to use native Minnesota edibles in your landscaping for a Minnesota Agriscaping Certified Educator. You will dive into learning all about native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers, cultivated varieties as well as the plants you may come across while foraging out in the wild. Julie will put it all together to show you how to create your elegant edible landscape with the varieties that work best for you.
Cindy Dixon - Have you hugged your ‘hugel’ today?
“Hugel” aka Hugelkultur is German for mound/hill culture. This age-old tradition involves creating a raised garden bed from wood and other organic matter. For some, this is the ultimate raised bed due to the fact it builds soil fertility and conserves water while creating visual appeal and growing space to your landscape. To find out more about this type of gardening, join us on Wednesday, February 24, as we explore the many facets of ‘hugel beds’. We’ll discuss building, planting, maintenance as well as lessons learned from exploring this form of gardening.
Alex Billingsley - Vertical Gardening
Vertical gardens are increasing in popularity and are a very modern twist on gardening. They are elegant, efficient, and relatively easy to maintain, allowing anyone to grow a very productive garden in a small space that offsets grocery costs and creating family food security. You may not know where to start when it comes to vertical gardening, which is why this class is so important. By understanding the type of vertical garden you want and following the principles provided in this class you can grow a vertical garden in your home, in your yard, or on your porch or balcony with confidence.
Justin Rohner - Irrigation and Grey Water
Stop killing your plants! Watering issues are the #1 cause of garden failures. Learn, first-hand how to set up your watering system and automate it. In addition, you will learn how to tap into FREE, regenerative water sources already available in nearly every home through greywater and how to access those sources safely.
Cindy Dixon - The wonder of Worms
Looking for a way to increase your garden’s health and fertility? Try worms! Vermicomposting (Worm composting) is a method for recycling food waste into a rich, dark, earth-smelling soil conditioner. These creatures work round the clock producing rich, healthy soil from food scraps. This method of composting is not only fun for the entire family, it doesn’t take much time or space to get it started. To find out more about this type of composting. We’ll explore the wonderful world of worms and how worms just might save the world; well, at least your garden!
Shaun Mayfield - The What, Why, and How of Healthy Soil My Momma Never Told Me About
It’s been said that every good vegetable gardener or farmer is a good soil farmer first. The soil must be constantly fed and repaired each season in order to be healthy and productive, or it becomes barren dirt. Part of soil health is improving the overall soil biome and ecosystem to minimize the migration and damage of pests on plants. Learn the 5 simple secrets to improve soil health to have more productive and healthy plants when you attend this class.
Yurika Bowman - Gardening with Kids
Agriscaping and Kids go hand in hand. Join us as we discuss the keys to success in Agriscaping – kids’ style. Grow healthy kids while growing healthy food. Learn how fun it is to feed the brain and stomach through many hands-on experiences in the garden with Agriscaping. Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, receive ideas worth propagating to help kids become critical thinkers while growing nourishment at the same time.