Smart tools for the farm and garden
GRINNELL – Growing fruits and vegetables is labor-intensive, but it can be made even harder by not having the right tools at your disposal. Iowa Valley Continuing Education is offering Smart Tools for the Farm & Garden on Thursday, April 24.
Learn about ten effective, labor-saving, non-gimmick tools designed for home gardens and small-scale commercial fruit and vegetable production. Honest evaluations of each tool will be provided as well as examples of tools that didn't work as intended. Class will include demonstrations of smart tools on a working vegetable farm and a chance for participants to try out the tools themselves. Tools covered will include hand tools as well as some small power equipment. Information about suppliers and prices will also be provided. Why work harder when you can work smarter?
Instructor Jordan Scheibel was educated at Grinnell College and co-founded and managed the Grinnell Community Garden for four years. After graduation, he worked at Grinnell Heritage Farm, a certified organic vegetable farm for over three growing seasons. Jordan now operates Middle Way Farm, a chemical-free market garden serving the Grinnell area through farmers market and CSA, in addition to coordinating Iowa Valley Continuing Education classes in Poweshiek County. He teaches a wide variety of community education classes on gardening, food, and meditation.
Class will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Class will be held at Middle Way Farm, 3633 Hwy. 146 in Grinnell. Cost of the class is $12. Register for course ENV 1300.(1). Smart Tools for the Farm & Garden is the third class in the spring Grinnell Gardener series. The next class in the series will be Design Your Own Butterfly & Pollinator Garden from 6:30-8:30 pm on Tuesday, April 29. Course number ENV 1003.(1), cost $8.
Registration can be completed by contacting Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 1-800-284-4823 or 641-752-4645. Find more information and register at www.IowaValley.com. Contact Jordan Scheibel at Jordan.Scheibel@iavalley.edu or 641-269-2208 with questions.