Thursday, March 31, 2011

Free class Saturday April 2, at Diggin 'It

  • Rainwater Harvesting Saturday April 2nd, 10:30am-12:00pm FREE CLASS!
  • Free, fresh, rainwater is yours for the taking! Rainwater collecting is very easy to do in your own backyard. Rainwater is free, clean, has no use restrictions, and plants love it! Learn how to set up a simple rainwater collection system in your own backyard and find out how easy it is to collect and recycle one of nature's most threatened natural resources. Participants of this FREE program will be eligible for a door prize of a free rain barrel and downspout diverter! Additional rainwater harvesting products will be made available for sale at a reduced price.
  • Taught by Beth Mortenson, Chief Rainmaker of Catch the Rain, LLC, and a Licensed Texas Irrigator and Accredited Professional by the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association. Beth runs a local and internet-based company that specializes in residential rainwater harvesting systems. She specializes in composting, plant propagation, and sustainable gardening. She holds a BA in Government and Political Science. Beth has spoken on numerous occasions concerning rainwater collection, rain gardens, efficient irrigation, composting, sustainable gardens, and various other topics concerning eco-friendly gardening. Several of her articles on these topics have been published.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Great Class...Great Teacher...Great Students!!!

The Organic Gardening for Backyard Gardens class was quite the success.  
Thank you Steve Diver...Sustainable Ag Guru of the world!!! There were lot's of wonderfully positive comments about his class.

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Our third Diggin' It class...31 people...woohoo!!
Steve showed us the Brix method of checking the nutrient density
of the Diggin' It lettuce...very interesting.

Beautiful spring flowers have arrived.

He showed us all sorts of ways to reduce, reuse and recycle old 
saucers into magical, little, lettuce gardens.


Precious Ella in her Diggin' It, love, love it.....
hippie headband and all!!!



Recycling old flats into seeding need to buy new...

Thanks to all who came.  It was a gloriously beautiful day.
Thank you Steve.  You are one knowledgeable gardening Guru!
Hope you all learned something new and useful to implement 
in your very own...Backyard Garden!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Check this out!!!!

On Saturdays in March and April, Diggin' It is holding a variety of classes from Cooking for One to Making Mosaic Birdbaths... and this week's class - Raised Beds for Backyard Organic Gardening ($10) on 3/19 from 10 a.m.-noon. Call 469-952-3446 for details, reservations or to inquire about other upcoming classes.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Cooking for One Again...Saturday, March 12th...$15

Anyone out there cooking for one again....that's me!!!  Come learn some something from the always entertaining Christine Lindsey.  The class starts at 11am and there will be sampling, laughing and just plain fun.  Call today to reserve your spot.  469-952-3446 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Herbs, herbs and more herbs in the burbs...

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme....makes me want to sing!!!   Herbs, veggie transplants... pak choy,  heirloom tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce and radichio are inbound ...via greyhound (not really)  Brody now looks like a greyhound thanks to a questionable grooming.  He's been sheared like a sheep!!!   Enough about the Diggin' It dog...  Don't forget the Veg 101 class this Saturday. Typo on the calendar, the class is $10.  Come veg out!