Spring Into Wakeman Town Farm

With the arrival of spring — hey, that’s what the calendar says — Wakeman Town Farm has organized a series of get-your-fingernails-dirty workshops on gardening and sustainable living.

Anyone can farm at Wakeman.

On Saturdays (10 a.m.-noon) from now through September, Westporters can learn about every stage of the growing process — from seed to harvest — with the farmer-friendly folks at WTF (134 Cross Highway).  Resident farmer/teacher Mike Aitkenhead heads the program.

Among the more intriguing topics:

  • Weeding, mulching and pest control
  • Chickens and bees
  • Green lawn care
  • Harvesting and food safety
  • Tomato sauce
  • Harvesting and food safety
  • Jams and jellies
  • Canning
  • Putting the garden to bed

Last weekend, participants got down and dirty — literally.  They talked about soil, took samples for testing, and built a raised garden bed.

All programs are free, but with space limitations advance registration is required.

For more information on each session, click here.  To register, email mjaitkenhead@yahoo.com (indicate which sessions you’d like to attend).  For a blog about the workshops by a participant, click here.

3 responses to “Spring Into Wakeman Town Farm

  1. These workshops are excelllent. I have been attending them with my daughter… And actually blogged about them! You can read my post on simplychicks.blogspot.com

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