Slow Food Lake Tahoe, in partnership with the UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe, and UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center are once again offering a free high elevation organic gardening workshop series focused on the edible plants that grow best in our unique high elevation climate. It’s free for all ages and experience levels to attend the workshops and participants will also have an opportunity to purchase starts of their own for $15 which will include a mix of varieties specifically chosen because they grow best in our region.
Workshops will be offered both virtually on Zoom and in-person in the Slow Food Lake Tahoe Gardens, located in the Truckee River Regional Park. Participants who are curious about gardening, but are unsure where to begin, will enjoy instruction from our local gardening experts who will cover river and lake friendly techniques on how to grow organically at high elevation. Attendees will also learn about the history of each plant and how to plant, manage pests, fertilize, and harvest.
“With food prices increasing, it’s a great time to grow your own food at home,” said Amy Fagel, representative of Slow Food Lake Tahoe. “And, we hope our community enjoys this free opportunity to learn a skill that is healthy for themselves, their families, and our environment.”
Registration for each workshop and the optional starter plants can be completed on Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s website: www.slowfoodlaketahoe.org/events.
Slow Food Lake Tahoe's mission is to connect our community to the enjoyment of good, clean and fair food by inspiring a self-reliant food culture. They educate the community about growing, preparing and accessing local and sustainable food. SFLT manages the Food Bank Garden and the Community Garden in the Truckee River Regional Park, aimed at creating a vibrant community space that provides education and reduces food inequalities while increasing food security, self-reliance and community spirit. SFLT also works with Keep Truckee Green to provide compost collection, hosts a Salmon Buying Club, sponsors the Truckee Saturday Farmers Market, and provides support for the Shane McConkey Foundation’s Don’t Drop the Top program. For additional information about Slow Food Lake Tahoe, their various projects and upcoming events, visit: www.slowfoodlaketahoe.org.