Plant Sales + Gardening Classes + Workshops
All classes and workshops are held at LOCAL WORKS at 1630-B Meeting Street, Charleston 29405 in the same area as the Rita’s Roots Butterfly Garten Shop.
Organic Vegetable Gardening 101
Learn the ins and outs of setting up an organic vegetable garden with Rita Bachmann of Rita’s Roots Backyard Harvest. Site selection, soil + lumber selection, planting calendar, proper transplanting, and direct seeding techniques, watering, fertilizing, pest management, and more! In addition to the presentation, participants will be given a Spring + Summer planting calendar, a tour of our demonstration gardens, and an opportunity for questions at the end of the presentation.
Advanced Techniques for the Organic Vegetable Garden
Feeling good about the basics, but needing some specific pointers on the tricky plants in the garden? We will dive into disease identification and prevention, pest ID and management, tomato care, getting your squash to produce, beneficial soil microbes, managing nematodes, foliar and supplemental fertilization and a host of other specifics in the Lowcountry Garden. Class taught by Rita Bachmann of Rita’s Roots. Bring all questions, photos and concerns.
Creating a Garden Plan for Spring + Summer
We discuss and outline the plants, materials and supplies you will need to get your garden off growing right. We will discuss how to add compost and how much you will need for your specific garden, proper fertilization, and pest management supplies to have on hand. We will create a diagram of your garden going over proper plant selection for your space, succession planting, and proper plant spacing. Participants will leave with a garden map specific to their garden and a materials list of what to purchase for their gardens. The Butterfly Garten Shop will be open after class if participants wish to shop. This class is designed for those gardeners who have an existing garden or those who have completed Vegetable Gardening 101.
I Grew It, So Now What? A How-to Harvest, Store and Use Workshop
Join Rita for a walk through the demonstration gardens to learn and observe proper harvest times and techniques to get the most out of your garden. We will also learn from an indoor presentation about harvest and post-harvest handling, along with storage and preservation techniques such as freezing, fermenting + dehydrating. No edible plant part shall be left behind!