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Digital Program: Introduction to Regenerative Gardening for the Home Gardener
March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join us with Craig Floyd, Farm Manager at Coogan Farm of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, for this hour-long introduction to regenerative gardening for anyone who is currently or would like to be a home gardener. Participants will learn about starting your seeds, the importance and expectations of a good soil test, amending soil in layers, replacing long lost minerals, countering chlorine and chloramine in water, why BRIX matters, and everything you need to know to make the most of your at-home garden. The program will close with a question & answer session, along with plenty of recommendations about where to learn more. Don’t forget to check out our first-ever seed library at the Mystic & Noank Library, available March – October!
Farmer Craig Floyd is a tenth generation farmer from Stonington, CT where his family has been farming on the same land since 1712. His own Farm “Footsteps farm” was Ct’s first Certified Humane farm. As Farm Manager for the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Coogan Farm campus, Craig oversees DPNC’s Giving Garden practicing regenerative no-till, no spray farming techniques and managing hundreds of volunteers. All of the produce grown in the garden is donated free of charge to the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank to help feed the 32,000 food insecure people in Southeastern Connecticut. Craig is passionate about improving the soil and healing the planet through healthy food.