Gardener's Supply, headquartered in Vermont, will host a “Square Foot University” certified teacher symposium led by best-selling author and creator of the “Square Foot Garden” system, Mel Bartholomew.
Bartholomew's technique, known as “Square Foot Gardening,” recommends growing vegetables in wide, raised beds using a 12" x 12" planting grid. Compared with a traditional vegetable garden that's planted in rows, a square foot garden yields more food in less space with far less effort.
Bartholomew and his staff will be conducting a three-day seminar running Thursday, April 22 through Saturday, April 24. Participants will become certified to teach the Square Foot Gardening technique in their own communities. Once someone becomes a Certified Square Foot Gardening instructor, then they are authorized to set up their own teaching workshops and earn extra income.
Registration for the three-day course is $165 and includes all materials. For additional information and to register, gardeners may visit the official site of the Square Foot Gardening Foundation: www.squarefootgardening.com. Click on Square Foot University. Registration is limited to 30.