Upcoming Workshops

Propagation Workshop
with Pat Bush of Handance Farm

Learn how to unlock the mysteries of seeds so they will jump up and grow for you!

When: Saturday, March 21 • 10am till 2pm
Where: Handance Farm, Reidsville, NC
What: Pat Bush shares 30 years of seed starting and transplant growing. Learn about the secret life of seeds – plus – soils, containers, water, direct seeding, breaking dormancy, and many more tricks to get your seeds up and growing.

~ And a top secret potting soil recipe !!!! ~

Cost: $45    ($5   off for GPG members)
Class limited to 15 participants.
Contact Pat at 336-349-4486 or handancen@aol.com with questions and to sign up.


Introduction to Keeping Honeybees
A two-day workshop with Amy Moyle
March 22, 2015 & April 25, 2015

Honeybee on daisyThis two-day workshop will introduce you to keeping bees in North Carolina.

In the first session, you will learn what it takes to keep honeybees today. This first session is targeted at both those who already know they want to keep bees but don’t know where to start and those who are considering keeping bees but aren’t sure about how much time and money is required. This session is scheduled to allow time to buy (and assemble) equipment and in time to order bees for spring delivery.

In session 1 you will learn:

  • What you need to know before you get started.
  • About bees – colony, organization, life cycle, and some bee biology.
  • What equipment you will need.
  • The best location for your hives.
  • Where to buy bees and equipment.
  • How much it costs to get started.
  • How much time it takes to raise bees and what you need to be doing each month.
  • How much honey you might get.

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