Planting a garden is a big step toward a more self-reliant lifestyle and is a great way to stay focused on the here and now. Getting your hands in the soil and reconnecting with the earth is both grounding and therapeutic. But where to start? Deciding what to grow, what plants to buy and how to keep them alive can be overwhelming. This month we welcome Mountainside’s horticulturist, Catherine Tween, to help get you on the right path to growing your own groceries.
- Seed Starting Basics
- How to Pick out Plants
- Fertilizing Organically
- Harvesting 101
- The Power of Composting
About Catherine Tween
One of Mountainside’s Wellness Coordinators, Catherine is the lead facilitator of Mountainside’s horticultural therapy program. Prior to joining Mountainside, she spent six months living in Hawaii working on a small-scale organic fruit and vegetable program as part of WWOOF (world-wide opportunities for organic farming) that matches work-trade volunteers with farmers all over the world. It was there that she experienced how therapeutic garden and farm work can be. Catherine is passionate about helping people reconnect to themselves and the land through the ancient, primal practice of growing food.
About Mountainside’s Mini Master Class Series
Learn to take control of your future in new and exciting directions from industry leaders who will guide you on how to take the next steps in unlocking your life’s potential. Leave with renewed commitment to take care of your mind, body, and spirit through pursuing your passions.
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