The Gulf Coast is sometimes called the Third Coast. Whether you are an ornamental gardener, a vegetable gardener, a hobby orchardist, or have another specialty, this is an interesting, but challenging, place to garden.
On one hand, we can garden year-round if we choose and the majority of our weather is mild in comparison to our northern neighbors. On the other hand, we have to contend with cycles of drought and deluge, a barrage of insects and diseases, and the triple threat of heat, humidity, and hurricanes!
The Garden Academy is a place for gardeners on the Gulf Coast to learn and to teach. The credentials of our contributors vary widely, but what they have to share comes from the best institute of learning there is - years of experience and a passion for what they do.
You tell us what you want to learn
We have organized this site into classrooms. Each classroom has a contributor (your teacher) and a main subject. We will build this site to suit the specific needs of its' community of gardeners and homeowners. We will take your questions and input, and add classes from our speaking & training archives as we see which subjects have the most interest.
The Garden Academy is undergoing a complete rewrite. We expect to be up and running on the new site by Sept 1, 2012. Until then, please read and/or download files as you wish, but remember that I am not updating those currently on the site until the launch of the new site.
The Garden Academy is not fancy, so please pardon our homely delivery. We just want our class information to be available in a user friendly form.
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The handouts for the workshops we are presenting at this conference will be posted in PDF form each evening of the conference after they have been presented. This will include those classes given by Angela Chandler and by Joe Novak. Check here each day of the conference. I will lock the PDF's into the bottom of this home page.
NOTE: When you download, be SURE to use the "down" arrow at the far right of the page. This will allow you to download, save, then open and print from your computer. If you have any issues, please email me and I will send it to you directly.
Grow Your Own Eden - Seed Saving has been posted. Scroll to the bottom of this page to locate and download the PDF.
High Density Home Orchards has been posted. Scroll to the bottom of this page to locate and download the PDF.
Soil Management for Vegetable Gardens by Joe Novak has been posted. Scroll to the bottom of this page to locate and download the PDF.
Enabling Gardens Parts #1 and #2 by Joe Novak have been posted. Scroll to the bottom of this page to locate and download the PDF.
Thank-you!!! And have a wonderful conference.
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Links to our Classrooms:
(If the link is missing, we are under construction!)
All classes & documents posted on The Garden Academy are subject to copyright. Permission is required to reprint any portion other than for personal use on a home computer.
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