blocking workshop at detroit farm and garden

hey detroit folks, i’m teaching a workshop on soil blocks  for growing transplants at detroit farm and garden and its free!

why would you want to start making soil blocks instead of planting in pots for transplants?

  1. reduces the number of pots hanging around taking up space
  2. reduces yr carbon footprint by using less plastic
  3. grows healthier transplants which establish quicker and grow faster
  4. be the envy of all your friends and neighbors with your amazing skills and talents.
  5. have fun

making soil blocks is easy too – its just like making mudpies

the details – sunday may 20th from 1pm-3pm at detroit farm and garden located at 1759 20th st detroit (the entrance is on 21st).  we will cover the benfits and drawbacks of using soil blocks, the materials used in the mix, how to mix the blocking mix, making blocks, seeding, potting up, and pricking out into blocks.

if you get the blocking bug, soil mix will be available to purchase and limited numbers of soil blockers will be for sale.  call them asap at 313-655-2344 if you want one and you can walk out the store ready to start yr fall transplants in soil blocks.

look forward to seeing you there.

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3 responses to “blocking workshop at detroit farm and garden

  1. Patrick, Jesse D. Tack and Travis S. Childs of Aurora Design Solutions will be teaming up with design instructor Larry Santoyo (of Earthflow Design Works and the Permaculture Institute USA) and Keith Johnson (Patterns for Abundance Design and Permaculture Activist Magazine) to offer a Permaculture Design Course in Detroit Michigan July 22 though August 4th, 2012. Please contact Travis S. Childs at auroradesignsolutions@gmail.com for more information and to sign up for the student waiting list.

    Nice workshop.
    Not sure if folks know but a Permaculture course witgh Peter Bane is going to be held in your area:

  2. Jesse D. Tack and Travis S. Childs of Aurora Design Solutions will be teaming up with design instructor Larry Santoyo (of Earthflow Design Works and the Permaculture Institute USA) and Keith Johnson (Patterns for Abundance Design and Permaculture Activist Magazine) to offer a Permaculture Design Course in Detroit Michigan July 22 though August 4th, 2012. Please contact Travis S. Childs at auroradesignsolutions@gmail.com for more information and to sign up for the student waiting list

  3. Thank you Patrick for sharing how to make soil blocks the other day! Your ability to talk about the blocks in such a well-rounded, thorough way makes me confident that I can now make them for myself. I can’t wait until my Zinnea sprouts!
    Take good care~

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