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Brassica Family (Cool Season Crop Series)
March 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
FARMING 102: COOL SEASON CROP SERIES
Our Farming 102 classes are offered a la carte or sold as a package (only on the event page of the first class in the series). Each of the 3 classes includes classroom time and hands-on field labs at Wild Willow Farm, where many of these crops are being grown. Students will be taken on a plant family journey learning the history of the plant and are instructed step by step from starting your seeds/plants, maintenance, and harvesting. Topics include the level of care required, level of fertility, watering needs, common pests and diseases, and yield. Special attention will be paid to seasonality, as students identify the appropriate season for specific crops.
Each class includes a cooking demo and tasting samples of what Wild Willow Farm grows. For lunch, students are asked to bring a potluck dish representative of the plant family being discussed!
Led by farmer Paul Maschka, a highly respected seasoned farmer and instructor in holistic agriculture. You are sure to learn a great deal no matter what your experience level is!
CLASS #3: ALL ABOUT THE BRASSICAS
Commonly known as the mustard family, Brassicaceae contains some 338 genera and more than 3,700 species of flowering plants distributed throughout the world. Many of our favorite vegetables are in this family: Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Radish, Collards, Cauliflower, Arugula, Brussel Sprouts, & more.
You may select which classes to attend or
purchase the 3-course discounted package:
Class #1: Daisy Beet, Sweet Potato, & Okra Families
Saturday, February 22
Class #2: Onion & Parsley Families
Saturday, February 29
Class #3: Brassica Family
Saturday, March 7
$65 per class or
$160 for all 3 classes
WWF Alumni Discount:
(you have to be a past student of Wild Willow Farming 101)
$50 per class or
$130 for all 3 classes
Walk-up purchases the day of class will be an additional $10 so make sure you purchase by 11:30PM the night before class! Space is not guaranteed if you have not purchased a ticket online.