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Growing Literacy ON A FARM: Scalable No-Till Gardening: Prioritizing Soil Health for Better Yields with Theda Lyden and Carrie Asselin In-Person

Please join us for our annual winter garden workshop series, Growing Literacy. This year we are proud to host 6 talks through collaboration with Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Growing to Give and Curtis Memorial Library. Two of these talks will be on local farms, three on Zoom and one in-person at Curtis Memorial Library. Bring your curiosity, questions and join us

Join us on the farm at Growing to Give in Brunswick, Maine for this lecture demonstration.

Scalable No-Till Gardening: Prioritizing Soil Health for Better Yields with Theda Lyden and Carrie Asselin

February 26th from 3-4:30pm

Interested in joining the movement to revitalize your soils for a more productive garden and a healthier planet? Join Theda Lyden and Carrie Asselin from Growing to Give to learn about soil-centered farming techniques that can be easily scaled to your home garden, with a special focus on how to use tools that are available from CML’s Library of Things. They will walk you through the scope of a whole growing season—from starting raised beds from scratch and prepping them for planting, to using soil blockers to start your seedlings, to closing out the season with winter cover crops and mulches for the winter.


Theda Lyden is a co-founder and Farm Director for the non-profit farm Growing to Give in Brunswick, a volunteer-driven farm that grows organic vegetables for neighbors in need while modeling, educating, advocating for sustainable growing practices. Carrie Asselin is a Farm Manager and Educator at Growing to Give with a background in science teaching.


Don't forget to join the other events still to come in this series: 


Outside - Seed Starting and Greenhouse Tour at Whatley Farm with Ben Whatley and Anna Markow

Sunday, March 12th from 3-4:30pm

On Zoom - Planting and Growing by the Lunar Calendar: The Biodynamic Approach to Growing Our Food with Barbara Shinn

Sunday, March 19th 3-4:30pm

Sunday, February 26, 2023
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Offsite - See Program Description
  Cooking, Gardening, and Sustainability  

Registration is required. There are 5 seats available.

Event Organizer

Hazel Onsrud

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