Sunday, May 3rd: 12-3 pm
Instructor: Adam Sherwood
Fifth Season Carrboro Outdoor Classroom
The warm weather is fast approaching and along with it comes the joy of eating delicious fresh tomatoes, peppers, melons, and much more! Interested in learning about the ins and outs of gardening in the summer in the Piedmont of North Carolina? Adam, who farms using organic practices, will be teaching a class focused on the theory and practice of summer gardening for food and flowers. If you’re dreaming about that first tomato sandwich of the season (yum!), come learn about the abundance and resilience of a biodiverse, well-planned summer garden.
The class will focus on planning, preparing, planting, and maintaining a successful, organic garden. We will examine the intricacies of soil microbiology, the overarching concepts associated with successful gardens, and everything in-between. There will be hands-on opportunities to learn and practice common gardening tasks such as seeding trays, transplanting veggies starts (some of which you’ll take with you at the end of the class), pruning, and plenty of time throughout the class for specific troubleshooting.
Whether your garden is big or small, whether you’re known for your green thumb or are trying out growing for the first time, there’s no better time to come share, learn, and experience the excitement of organic gardening in the beautiful Carolina summer!
About the Instructor
Adam began working on small-scale, intensive organic produce and flower farms in 2010 after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. He first worked for Ken Dawson at Maple Spring Gardens in Cedar Grove, NC and then worked for Alice and Stuart White at Bluebird Meadows in Hurdle Mills, NC. At Bluebird Meadows Adam first began to farm year-round and in 2012 managed a 1⁄4 acre winter garden and sold produce in Durham. He is now operating Mighty Tendril Farm with his partner Emily on leased land in Randolph County, as well as working at Fifth Season. Some of his favorite crops are melons, green beans, and winter-grown spinach and lettuce. When he’s not farming or working at Fifth Season, Adam loves to cook with fresh produce and experiment with fermented and pickled vegetables.
You can find Adam’s produce at the Cobblestone Farmers Market at Old Salem on Saturday mornings and at Let It Grow Produce in Winston-Salem.
*Rain date will be Sunday, May 10th. No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather. Pre-Registration and payment required.