Looking to get dirty this weekend? Baldwin Hill's Post & Beam is launching the first of its summer series of Gardening Club workshops this weekend with help from horticulturalist Geri Miller and head chef Govind Armstrong. The arrival of spring means that vegetables like basil, peppers, squash, eggplant and heirloom tomatoes are being planted in the restaurant's sprawling patio garden, which will serve as the classroom for those interested in honing their green thumb.
The first class, set for Saturday, May 5, will focus on the basics of growing an edible garden, including soil management, what to plant and where, organic planting strategies and irrigation techniques. All guests will receive a edible plant and a Post & Beam box lunch included with the $25 purchase price. If you haven't experienced the gorgeous outdoor garden at Post & Beam, this might be a good chance to tiptoe through the tulips.
Reservations can be made with the restaurant either online or by phone.
Saturday, May 5; 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Create Your Organic Edible Garden: Eat Your Yard
Saturday, June 16; time TBA
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Saturday, July 28; time TBA
The Secrets of the Homegrown Cocktail: Designing & Using a Cocktail Garden
Saturday, September 8; time TBA
Plot to Plate: Harvesting: The "How and When"