Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sub-Irrigated Planter (SIP) Workshops in Chicago

We're delighted to be teaming up with Nance Klehm's Spontaneous Vegetation to offer two practical workshops on making two-bucket SIPs.

They are scheduled for Wednesday May 20 (6-8 pm) and Saturday May 30 (1-3 pm).

You’ll go home with:
A ready to plant two-bucket sub-irrigated planter (SIP). Our experience has shown that it will produce, on average, 25 lbs of tomatoes during a growing season.

Enough potting mix, organic fertilizer, and powdered lime to plant your tomato.

An organic heirloom tomato plant, from the Green Roof Growers seed-starting group.

A comprehensive understanding of how SIPs work and how to put yours to work once you get home.

Where - Wicker Park, near Division and Leavitt
Specific directions given upon confirmed reservations.
When - Wed., May 20th (6-8 pm) and Sat., May 30th (1-3 pm)
Cost - $50
Register with Nance by email -
Click on her sLinkite and scroll down a page for more details.

Co-teaching with Bruce and H2 will be LA's favorite homesteader Erik Knutzen of Homegrown Evolution and co-author, with his wife Kelly Coyne, of The Urban Homestead. Autographed copies will be for sale and we'll be giving away a copy or two as well.

Hope to see you in May...

[Updated 5.21.09, Check out our Recap of the May 20th workshop]


Marc Benassi said...

I wasn't sure where to post this...this seems like a good spot. I am relatively new to gardening. I did it once in college. I need some direction. I need some help finding some great tasting heirloom tomatoes. One variety that would be great for my infamous marinara and another that would be amazing to cut up in a caprese salad. I am not even sure if anyone will see this comment, but thanks in advance. Love the blog.

H2 said...

You're in luck. Bruce has some incredibly robust heirloom tomato starts for sale. There's quite a good selection remaining.

Go here to see the link to his list: