Sat, May 22 | Start Pick-up

Grow Your Own - Kale, Lettuce, & Chard

High elevation gardening is tricky! Enjoy instruction from an expert who will cover planting, harvesting, river/lake friendly gardening techniques, biology discussions, and information on the history of this group of food crops. Virtual class is FREE. Starter plants available for $10.
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Grow Your Own - Kale, Lettuce, & Chard

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May 22, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
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About The Event

Thank you to everyone who joined for the vitual class!  Starts are still available for purchase through Wednesday, May 19th at 5pm.  And, available for pick up this Saturday, May 22nd, 9am-11am at the location you choose upon purchase.

The recording of the class will be available here soon:  Grow Your Own Classes

Join us for a FREE Grow Your Own virtual workshop focusing on growing organic kale, lettuce, and chard at high altitude on Tuesday, May 18th at 5pm PT, taught by Alison Toy from the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Institute & Katie Townsend Merino, Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s Food Bank Garden Director.  As many of us know, high elevation gardening is tricky!  Enjoy instruction from an expert who will cover planting, harvesting, river/lake friendly gardening techniques, biology discussions, and information on the history of this group of food crops.

You MUST pre-register for the free virtual workshop by reserving a ticket below. If you are unable to attend the live workshop you can still register to purchase starter plants.  The virtual workshop will be recorded and posted on this site to watch at a later time.

In addition, $10 starter plants are available for pick-up in Truckee, Tahoe City, and South Lake on the Saturday morning following each class, 9am-11am.  Pay in advance to reserve your starts AND help support the future of the Grow Your Own Program. Please note that any plants that are not picked up during the Saturday pick up window will be donated to the Food Bank Garden.

Each participant gets 3 plants each of: 

Chard – Rhubarb Supreme

Summer Crisp Lettuce – Magenta

Mini Romaine Lettuce – Xalbadora

Red Romaine Lettuce - Outredgeous

Dwarf Blue Kale – Vates

Curly leaf Kale – Westlander

Dinosaur Kale - Lacinato

*All plant varieties and counts subject to change based on the success of growing the starts

Participants growing the provided starts will be sent a brief end of season growing survey to help identify successful varieties for the difficult Truckee/Tahoe climate.  

The Grow Your Own workshop series is brought to you by UC Davis TERC, UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Heritage Foundation, and Slow Food Lake Tahoe.  We appreciate your support of our programs!

If you have any questions, please contact us: info@slowfoodlaketahoe.org

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