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In Praise of the Raised Bed: Garden Bed Preparation, Chadwick Style!

About In Praise of the Raised Bed: Garden Bed Preparation, Chadwick Style!

Join Chadwick Garden manager Orin Martin for a special workshop about garden bed preparation, featuring the classic double digging technique that Alan Chadwick introduced at the Student Garden Project (now the Chadwick Garden) 50 years ago.

Learn when and how to create and maintain garden beds, incorporate compost, and maintain your beds through the years with cover crops and careful cultivation practices. The workshop will also review "intensive" planting techniques, including intercropping, to maximize production in your garden beds.

Workshop Cost:
Cost of the workshop is $30 general admission (pre-registered) or $40 (at the door); $20 for Friends of the Farm & Garden members and certified UC Master Gardeners (pre-registered) or $30 (at the door); $15 for limited-income (pre-registered) or $20 (at the door). $5 for UCSC students.

Please note: Heavy rain cancels. Rainout date is Sunday, April 2. Full refund if you cannot attend on the rainout date.

If you prefer to pre-register for this class by mail (no service charge), please send a check made payable to UC Regents to:

Vanessa Ackermann
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
attn: Garden Bed Workshop

Please include your contact information (phone and email) with your check.

Feel free to bring a bag lunch and enjoy the garden following the workshop.

For directions to the Alan Chadwick Garden on the UCSC campus, please see the CASFS website.
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