Monday, February 27, 2012

Plant Propagation and Production Planning Workshop

The Plant Propogation and Production Planning Workshop will be held at Masters Community Church, 2548 South 42nd Street, Kansas City, KS 66106 on Monday, March 5th from 4 pm to 7:00 pm.

So you want to be a grower. But what to grow? How much? Where? When? When can you harvest? What will the yields be? What is the best way to get all those crops started? Most importantly, how do you keep track of all this? This workshop will give you the tools to answer these questions.

4:00-4:45 Seed Starting and Transplant Production
Cary Rivard, State Vegetable Specialist, K-State Research and Extension, will help us understand the factors effecting germination and plant growth, options for transplant production and potential problems to watch out for in seedlings.

5:00-6:00 Production Planning and Field Mapping
Daniel Dermitzel and Alicia Ellingsworth, Cultivate KC, will explain their production planning process, field maps, succession plantings and the record keeping that helps them stay on top of 2 acres of diversified vegetable production.

6:00-7:00 Farm Tour, Gibbs Road Farm and Greenhouse
A 2 acre, certified organic farm with multiple high tunnels that models urban farming appropriate practices. A large community greenhouse provides growing space to several area growers.

This workshop is being brought to you by Cultivate Kansas City, a partner of the Growing Growers program. Cost to attend this workshop is $15. To register, contact Katherine Kelly at (913) 831-2444.

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