The nonprofit organization Raíz De Fondo A.C. (translation: Deep Roots), based in La Paz B.C.S. is pleased to announce its new workshop: Organic Gardening For Beginners over the course of two Saturdays, the 20th and 27th of October. The
event will take place in the Community Garden Sabores De La Tierra (translation: Flavors of the Earth), located at Nayarit #41, Col. Manglito, about a half block
from the beach where the old cement plant with the two huge cement towers is located. You can’t miss is. The workshop will start at 8:30 am and end at 1:00 pm both days.
If you are interested in starting your organic home garden, here on the peninsula, this introductory course will give you the steps to do it regardless of space and soil conditions (or lack there of). In this workshop we will visit themes such as: basics of organic gardening, soil improvement, composting, plant physiology, garden design, planting, garden maintenance, disease management, seed saving, and container gardening.
The workshop will be both theoretical and practical and participants will be able to apply what they have learned in the home or in the plots they have adopted in one of the local community gardens run by Raíz De Fondo.
The workshop is free and open to the public. We do suggest a voluntary donation of $100 pesos, which will be directly applied to future Raíz De Fondo initiatives. There is no limit to the number of participants; you just need to show up. Materials to bring: a notebook and writing implement to take notes, clothing that can get dirty, closed shoes, a hat for sun protection, and a refillable bottle of water. There will be coffee and a light snack available during the workshop. Raíz de Fondo, is a nonprofit organization that engages the community of La Paz and other regions in Baja California Sur in community development, organic gardening, nutrition, water management, sustainability, and cultural exchange.
Our work takes place in three community gardens within La Paz: Jardín Comunitario Encinas in Colonia Centro, el Jardín Comunitario Sabores de la Tierra in the Manglito and the Jardín Comunitario Guamúchil in El Esterito.
For more information visit: www.raizdefondo.org