Maximize the Harvest From Your Small Farm or Garden

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 27
  • Time: 9:30-10:45 a.m.
  • Speaker: Anza Muenchow, South Whidbey Tilth
  • Location: Bldg. 202, Room 2
  • Track: Track B

Do you want to eat local, very local, from your own garden? This workshop will help you improve the harvest from your own garden or small farm. We will cover the basics in soil prep, microclimates, plant propagation, crop selection, intensive planting, crop successions, pest management and irrigation requirements. While there is a lot to cover, we will have plenty of time to answer questions and provide resources for increasing knowledge and farming expertise. All levels of experience welcome.

About the Speaker

  • Anza Muenchow

    South Whidbey Tilth

    Anza is a longtime food grower and food access organizer now living on Whidbey Island where she farms and teaches local small scale food growing. She began working for Washington State University King Co. Extension in the Urban Food Program in 1995, teaching mostly immigrants and refugees how to adapt their growing techniques to the climate in the Pacific Northwest. Anza and her partner, Marc, began their own farm, Maha Farm, on Whidbey in 2005. As an Extension educator for Island County, Anza managed many programs including Master Gardeners, Small Farms and SNAP ED, where she built school gardens in low income neighborhoods and taught many children the joy of eating local fresh vegetables and fruits. Maha Farm sells fresh produce at the Sunday Tilth market on Whidbey.