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January 2020

Lunch & Learn – Garden Terminology

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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This week’s topic: Garden Terminology Whether it’s understanding the differences between heirlooms, hybrids, cultivars, and varieties or making sense of your seed catalog jargon –  understanding the terminology of gardening is essential. During this free Lunch and Learn, Convivium’s Farm Manager, A.J.,  will shed some light on some of gardening’s most pertinent vocabulary. No need to register, session starts at 12 pm.

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Vermicomposting Class

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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$15

Worms have been converting organic matter into humus for 600 million years. Come learn how to harness that ecologically regenerative super power in your own home! In this class Convivium’s Farm Manager, A.J., will cover the basics of vermicomposting - or using worms to turn your organic waste into castings, one of the best soil amendments and fertilizers nature provides. Registration is $15 and all proceeds support Convivium's outreach efforts that provide access and education to children and families struggling…

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February 2020

Intro to Beekeeping – Night 1

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Want to ensure a steady supply of pollinators for your garden? Want to do what you can to support and increase the local bee population? Want to eat honey from your own backyard? Join local beekeeper Ry Meyer for Convivium’s Introduction to Beekeeping class to find out how to get started. This educational class is three sessions long and will provide insight into the bee and the hive. You will learn about equipment, best practices, gear, bee husbandry as well…

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Lunch & Learn: Garden Planning

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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It’s simple enough to go to the store and buy whatever seedlings strike your fancy, but if you’re the type of person that likes to plan every detail down to the individual seed and the day you’ll start harvesting - this free Lunch & Learn is for you! Join Convivium Farm Manager, A.J., to discuss all aspects of garden planning: calculating timing and creating a calendar, assessing space and layouts, selecting and ordering seeds, and more. No registration required.

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Intro to Beekeeping – Night 2

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Convivium Urban Farmstead, 2811 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001 United States
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Want to ensure a steady supply of pollinators for your garden? Want to do what you can to support and increase the local bee population? Want to eat honey from your own backyard? Join local beekeeper Ry Meyer for Convivium’s Introduction to Beekeeping class to find out how to get started. This educational class is three sessions long and will provide insight into the bee and the hive. You will learn about equipment, best practices, gear, bee husbandry as well…

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