Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Herb Garden Installation

Herb Garden Installation

When: Saturday, April 25th 2015, 10am to Noon

Where: Zachary's BBQ (1709 Markley St, Norristown, PA 19401)


The design is complete, and the ground is ready. Let's get planting! This design will feature the natural shape of a spiral, and its many benefits. For example, we'll discuss why mimicking natural patterns often provides more efficient, abundant and aesthetic gardens. Find out how to add a simple, unique and prosperous showpiece to your landscape.

Please register in advance below!

Questions can be directed to:
info@feedtheburbs.com


Instructors:

Tom McGlynn of FTB 
Tom is a co-owner and founder of FTB. After helping establish community gardens in Chemnitz, Germany, Tom returned to the US to receive his Permaculture Design Certification and advanced certificates. Since then he has returned to his hometown of Norristown, and has become a force towards establishing a resilient community and local food sources.


Backyard to Table Workshop Series

In collaboration with Zachary's BBQ of Norristown, Feed the Burbs will be hosting a series workshops related to kitchen herb gardens. FTB will be bringing you along their process while they design and install a herb garden right at Zachary's doorstep.


Cost
$20 suggested donation (includes workshop and lunch).  Donations for this workshop will go directly to funding the cost of the plantings.   A link to the PayPal donation form will be available after registering below.  Donations of any amount will also be accepted during the day of the class.

We'd also love to have any seeds or plugs you'd like to donate to the garden. Bring them with you and we'll find them a spot.

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Tree Pruning and Sustainable Site Clearing
Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Tree Pruning and Sustainable Site Clearing


Tree Pruning and Sustainable Site Clearing

When: Saturday, April 18th 2015, 10am to Noon

Where: Zachary's BBQ (1709 Markley St, Norristown, PA 19401)


This workshop covers general tree maintenance and pruning techniques for tree health and human use. Our professional arborists will discuss the right tools for the right job and coach you as you try them out on-site. (This hands-on segment will be split into working group based on experience with pruning.)


We'll discuss more cost effective and environmentally friendly alternatives to throwing debris through the chipper and you will leave this workshop with the knowledge and ability to turn dead or damaged limbs into a garden.
During lunch and afterwards, we will answer any tree-related questions and provide recommendations for best in class books and educational resources.


Please register below!

Questions can be directed to :

info@feedtheburbs.com


Instructors:
 

Jeff Van Dusen
Jeff is certified as an arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture, and has worked in a variety of roles for several regional tree service companies. Currently, Jeff supervises on-site field crews for Rocky's Tree Service, and teaches tree (and tree equipment!) maintenance. Feed the Burbs enjoys every opportunity for collaboration!

Tom McGlynn of FTB 
Tom is a co-owner and founder of FTB. After helping establish community gardens in Chemnitz, Germany, Tom returned to the US to receive his Permaculture Design Certification and advanced certificates. Since then he has returned to his hometown of Norristown, and has become a force towards establishing a resilient community and local food sources.


Backyard to Table Workshop Series
In collaboration with Zachary's BBQ of Norristown, Feed the Burbs will be hosting a series workshops related to kitchen herb gardens. FTB will be bringing you along their process while they deisgn and install a herb garden right at Zachary's doorstep.


Cost
$20 suggested donation (includes workshop and lunch).  Donations for this workshop will go directly to funding the cost of the plantings.   A link to the PayPal donation form will be available after registering below.  Donations of any amount will also be accepted during the day of the class.

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Mar
21
11:00 AM11:00

No sun, No problem

Norristown Library presents
Hands-on Food Landscaping workshop series
sponsored by Feed the Burbs

February: Introduction to Permaculture and seed starting
How much time do you spend on your yard? How much money do you spend on your food? Permaculture design makes your yard look pretty, and saves you time and money. Find out how to let nature do the work for you, on any piece of land you have!
At this workshop, we'll cover the basics of permaculture design, and then hand out seeds to get you started with great tasting veggies!


March: Grow food in the shade
Who says you need a big open field with full sun to grow food?  During this workshop, we will take an existing native plant garden at the library, and add edible plants that grow in the shade of a tree or a house. Come find out how you can get delicious and nutritious greens, berries and mushrooms, before the farmers markets even start!


April: Soil Building and Bio-Intensive veggie production
The secret to high quality veggies is high quality soil. Rather than spraying fertilizers and chemicals to artificially improve soil, this workshop shows how to create healthy soil with less work and more benefits for the environment. We'll hand out a planting schedule that will maximize yields for your favorite crops, and show you how to prepare garden beds without a tiller!

May: Rain Gardens and Plant Guilds
Just like people, some plants get along well with each other and some don't. Learn how to grow the happiest plants by putting them in their favorite conditions. We'll talk about what makes a good plant team, or a "guild." Then, we will examine three locations at the library, each with different characteristics, and give examples of what to plant in each case.

Workshops cost $10, and are free for Norristown residents

Register Here!


Fall workshops include:
-investment gardening
-no dig soil preparation
-seed saving
-gleaning and preserving=

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Feb
28
to Apr 10

Starting from Seeds

 

Garden Workshop in The Norristown Library

 

This Spring, we will be holding a hands-on food landscaping series at the Montgomery Count Norristown Public Library. This series consists of four unique meetings independent from one another. You have the choice of attending all four workshops for $15 or only the one(s) you are interested in for $5 per workshop. You must register for these programs ahead of time. All of the following workshops will be held at the main library in Norristown at 1001 Powell Street in Norristown, PA. The individual workshops are as follows:

Introduction to Permaculture & Seed Starting
Date: Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Place: Boardroom on the 2nd Floor of the Main Library
In this workshop, we will cover the basics of permaculture design and then hand out seeds to get you started with great tasting veggies. You will learn how to let the plants grow naturally on whatever land you’ve got and soon reap the rewards of growing your own food.

Grow Food in The Shade
Date: Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Place: Outside the main entrance of the library
The shade from trees and houses make it difficult for many types of flowers to blossom, but after this workshop you’ll know all about how to grow edible plants in the shade.

Soil Building & Bio-Intensive Veggie Production
Date: Saturday, April 11th, 2015
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Place: In the library parking lot
Ditch the fertilizers, chemicals, and tillers; Learn how to create healthy soil (and healthy plants) with less work and more benefit to the environment.

Rain Gardens and Plant Guilds
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Time: 11am-12:30pm
Place: Outside the main entrance of the library
Learn how to grow the happiest plants by putting them in their favorite conditions and find out what makes a good plant team or “guild”.

Workshops registration includes a phone consultation with Feed the Burbs and discount on any total project budget.

Stay tuned for our...
Fall workshops
-investment gardening
-no dig soil preparation
-seed saving
-gleaning and preserving=

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Jan
31
10:00 AM10:00

Designing an Herb Garden

 

Saturday, January 31, 2014
Now that we've prepared our soil for the coming spring, it's time to plan out exactly what we will be putting in the ground. Join us to learn some of the basics of herb garden design including companion planting, microclimate selection, and access. 

Herb Spiral Design
This workshop provides a hands on overview of permaculture design. Not only will we talk about the process in theory. We will walk through the actual design process for Zachary's Herb Spiral, and bring you along for the ride! At the end of the workshop, you will know how to analyze and assess you property for the purpose of growing food. You will be well equipped to plant different kinds of foods in any conditions around your house. Plus, you'll have some ideas for how to grow them in a way that looks aesthetic and improves the environment. The workshop includes one hour of free consultation by a Feed the Burbs designer ($50 value).
**Bring pictures and any useful information about your home landscape, if you'd like to make your site an example for the workshop. 
 

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Instructors:
Tom McGlynn of FTB 

Tom is a co-owner and founder of FTB. After helping establish community gardens in Chemnitz, Germany, Tom returned to the US to receive his Permaculture Design Certification and advanced certificates. Since then he has returned to his hometown of Norristown, and has become a force towards establishing a resilient community and local food sources.

Eric Blasco of ERB Food and Garden
Eric is a Certified Permaculture Designer working within the greater Philadelphia region. With an extensive background in garden deisgn and installation, he brings a strong background in hands-on experince. His commitment to sustianability and localizing food production bring him into frequent collaboration with FTB. Visit his company at erbfoodandgarden.com 


Backyard to Table Workshop Series
In collaboration with Zachary's BBQ of Norristown, Feed the Burbs will be hosting a series workshops related to kitchen herb gardens. FTB will be bringing you along their process while they deisgn and install a herb garden right at Zachary's doorstep.

Workshope Series Schedule:
December - Soil Preparation
January - Herb Spiral Design

March - Markley Street Cleanup and Tree Pruning
April - Install Herb Garden
May - Weekly Bio-intensive Sessions
June - Investment Gardening


Cost
$10 in advance/$20 at the door per person includes light lunch courtesy of Zachary's BBQ
Advance registration is preferred.


Location
Zachary's BBQ
1709 Markley Street
Norristown, PA 19401

 
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Dec
27
10:30 AM10:30

Soil Building and an Introduction to Permaculture

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Although winter is just starting, now is the perfect time to start thinking about spring planting. One guaranteed benefit for your garden is to focus on building rich soil. Help us lay the foundation for a great garden while learning the tips and tricks to building healthy soil, with no digging necessary. We will be focussing on sheet mulching to achieve an awesome foundation for our upcoming projects.

We will also be launching this series with a brief introduction to the principles of permaculture. Permaculture is a design system and methodology that goes beyond sustainability and aims to build a healthier, more abundant planet.

Instructor: Tom McGlynn
Tom is a co-owner and founder of FTB. After helping establish community gardens in Chemnitz, Germany, Tom returned to the US to receive his Permaculture Design Certification and advanced certificates. Since then he has returned to his hometown of Norristown, and has become a force towards establishing a resilient community and local food sources.

Upcoming Classes:
January - Herb Garden Design
March - Markley Street Cleanup and Tree Pruning
April - Install Herb Garden
May - Weekly Bio-intensive Sessions
June - Investment Gardening

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