Learn Sustainable Garden to Table Skills The School of Permaculture (SOP) is offering a Whole Systems Gardening class over two weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 19, 20, 26 and 27, at their suburban location in Plano. Founder and owner Nicholas Burtner says, “Gardening is not just about putting plants in the ground, the same way architecture is not only concerned with plumbing. Our comprehensive course gives you the skills and hands-on experience that make up the cyclical series of events we call gardening.” Subjects include seed starting, water harvesting, irrigation, crop and plant selection, garden design, plant nursing, winnowing, bed preparation, planting, harvesting, cooking, fermenting, canning, storing, composting, seed saving and more. “This is an opportunity to learn skills you can use for your lifetime to eat healthier food and reduce your grocery bill,” notes Burtner. “It’s also a great way to meet others in the Dallas area sustainability and permaculture community. A pair of gardening gloves and shovel is highly recommended, but not required.”
Cost is $75 per day or $240 for whole course. For more information, call 214-856-8477 or visit SchoolOfPermaculture. com.