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The crops at Koiner Farm start off in the basements and sunrooms of Koiner Farm's volunteers and staff.  

An online series brought to you by the farmers at Koiner Farm

With spring right around the corner, we would like to extend a warm invitation to join us for a virtual workshop on how Koiner Farm prepares and cares for its seed starts.  The workshop is titled "The Art of the Seed Start" and it will be held on Zoom on Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 5:00-5:30pm.  Calendar invitation with Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

This happy-hour-style workshop will be coming to you live from the basement of Galen Tromble, CKC's Senior Farm Advisor.  You will get to see Galen's masterful seed starting operation and learn a few tips from the expert himself on how to give your baby plants the best start.  You will also get to hear from Kate Medina, CKC's Executive Director, on how to do small-scale seed starts with a far less-elaborate home setup.  Galen and Kate will stay on the call for an extra 10-15 minutes for casual Q&A. 

Speaker bios can be found below!  


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Featured Speaker

Galen Tromble

Galen is a Farm Manager at Koiner Farm.  His interests include locally grown food, native plants, and ecosystem restoration.  Galen's farming roots date back to his childhood, where he spent his days on his grandfather's farm in Kansas.  Galen started volunteering at Koiner Farm in 2019 and took on a senior leadership role in 2020, leading composting, seed starting and other major farm projects.  Check out Galen's videos on Composting and Seed Saving.


Supporting Speaker

Kate Medina

Kate is the Founder and Executive Director of the Charles Koiner Conservancy (CKC), which protects and manages Koiner Farm.  She is focused on CKC's vision to create a network of urban farms that support small, closed-loop food systems at the neighborhood level.  As a former Montgomery College Biology professor and current homeschool teacher for her three young kids, she is excited to share some fun seed start art and windowsill growing tips.

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