OUR ORGANIC EDUCATION

Throughout the year we host a variety of free and paid speaker/educational seminars and workshops at various locations throughout the Northshore.  We lecture for garden clubs, residential gardeners and businesses on the organic way of life for a nominal fee.

Upcoming Classes in 2017 
*To sign up for a class, please call us at 978-317-7142.  All paid classes are cash only and paid at the beginning of the class* 

 

March 2017 – Organic Gardening Class:  Vermicomposting Basics
Date: March 26th
Time: 10am
Location: Boston Flower & Garden Show, Seaport World Trade Center
Price:  Free

 

March 2017 – Basic Indoor Gardening Class
Date: March 26th
Time: 11:30am
Location: Boston Flower 7 Garden Show, Seaport World Trade Center
Price:  Free

 

March 2017 – Organic Gardening Class:  The Benefits of Compost, Botanical and Enzyme Teas
Date: March 26th
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Boston Flower & Garden Show, Seaport World Trade Center
Price:  Free

April 6 2017 – Basic Indoor Gardening Class
Date: March 26th
Time: 6pm
Location:  Sperling Interactive Studios, 10 Derby Square Suite 1, Salem MA 01970
Price:  Free
***MUST RSVP; Space is limited; Email us at chris@nsorganics.com

April 6 2017– Advanced Indoor Gardening
*Prerequisite: Basic Indoor Gardening Class or Basic Horticultural Understanding—this class is not for beginners!
Date: April 6th, 2017
Time: 7pm (1.5 Hour Class)
Location: Sperling Interactive Studios, 10 Derby Square Suite 1, Salem MA 01970
Price:  $40 per person
***MUST RSVP; Space is limited; Email us at chris@nsorganics.com

May 7th 2017 –  Organic Gardening Class: Building & Preparing Organic Raised Beds for the Spring
Date: Sunday, May 7th
Time: 3pm
Location: Urban Garden at 1 Hampshire Street, Danvers
Price:  $10 per person

May 7th 2017 – Organic Gardening Class:  Vermicomposting Basics
Date: Sunday, May 7th
Time: 4pm
Location: Residential Garden at 1 Hampshire Street, Danvers
Price:  $10 per person

*To sign up for a class, please email us at chris@nsorganics.com or call us at 978-317-7142.  All paid classes are cash only and paid at the beginning of the class* 

Free Lectures in 2017

March 2017 – Boston Flower & Garden Show Lecture:  ‘Grow Your Own’

March 2017 – Boston Flower & Garden Show Lecture & Demonstration:  Building a Recyclable Organic Soil

March 2017 – Boston Flower & Garden Show Lecture & Demonstration:  The Benefits of Botanical, Compost & Enzyme Teas

Basic Organic Growing Class: How to Grow

Example Class Outline

I.  A Brief Introduction of Plant
a.)  Germination
b.)  Seedlings
c.)  Vegetative Growth Stage
d.)  Flowering Stage
e.)  Senescence, Harvesting

II.  Soil Based Mediums versus Hydroponics
a.)  Benefits of organic soil
b.)  Benefits of hydroponics

III.  Nutrients for the Plant
a.) What is NPK?
b.) Understanding Macro Nutrients for the Different Growth Stages: A Primer

IV.  Basic Indoor Grow Room Design for a 4×4 Tent
a.)  Tents, Lighting, Temperatures, Timing, Containers, Spacing, Monitors/Timers

V.   Growing the Plant
a.)  Water
b.)  Soil
c.)  Environment
d.)  Growth Stage
e.)  Harvesting, Drying and Curing