Course Detail: PER226 - Organic Food Gardening

Inflationary costs putting the squeeze on your household budget? Protect yourself from the rising costs at the grocery store by growing your own food. Home-grown food costs less, is healthier, tastes better and is conveniently closer to home. This session will provide an overview of how you can organically cultivate many commonly grown foods. We will dive into seed starting, irrigation, garden placement and planning, and more. Diverse, eco-friendly, and low cost tips and tricks will provide you with useful tools for long term, affordable, and successful food growing.

For a more productive food gardening journey, this course pairs well with: 

Marissa Renz is the owner of Plant Happiness LLC, a garden consultation and design company located in Fort Wayne. After receiving her B.S. in Public Policy, Environmental Affairs, she received training in the Purdue Extension Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, and Urban Agriculture programs.  In 2023, she completed the Oregon State University Professional Permaculture Design Program. In the last decade, Marissa has worked in property management, provided designs and installations for clients, permaculture, community education, and organic market gardening.  Marissa's research of plants and garden design focuses on creating visually appealing outdoor spaces that also operate as balanced and functional ecosystems.
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