Looking to plant a garden, but don’t know where to begin? Head to the farm for a two-hour learning lecture that will provide a basic knowledge about gardening. This lecture will focus on the general design process, types of soil, tools needed for success, seeds (including when to start seeds!), spacing, and the basics of companion planting. No prior gardening experience is needed.
Beth Wall has been a Master Gardener since 2016. She grew up gardening with her family, starting when she was very young. She uses gardening for its multitude of benefits including food production for her family, community, pollinators and as a source of destressing. Her passion in growing is primarily vegetable production. When she is not gardening, Beth and her husband are working to restore their land to native prairie, raising three boys, tending to chickens, and enjoying the outdoors. Rural Roots Farm, their acreage, has been a labor of love and a dream come true. Beth’s other passion is her profession as a critical care nurse taking care of veterans at the VA Hospital in Des Moines.