Start Your Garden Seedlings Indoors & Learn How to Transplant * A Hands-on, How To Workshop for Beginner Gardeners

Join us for an afternoon of learning and playing with longtime organic farmer Dulli Tengeler near Canton, NY, followed by an optional tour of the organic gardens, plus tool tips, etc.
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We will learn what containers to use for what plants, how to compost easily and make home made potting soil from compost, how to fill containers, how to seed different crops (possibly including some flowers) and we will also transplant tomatoes, celery and basil (or similar.)

You will gain knowledge about timing the seeding, planting seedlings out, and different varieties.

Dulli Tengeler will lead the workshop and answer questions! Each attendee will take home several seedlings of your own as well. Good experience, good conversation, good people, good times!

Cookies too! Dulli loves cookies! Cookies and tea will be enjoyed during Q & A after the workshop and tour(s) are done; bring some (homemade) to share if you'd like, but no worries - we'll have some there.

PHOTO CREDIT: Local Living Venture, Seedlings Workshop 2012.  Most if the workshop takes place within the greenhouse, but there's a nice tour to follow, if you're interested - and it could involve some deep exploration of the seeding beds, as you see here!

This workshop is part of a series of Beginner Gardener Workshops throughout the season, more workshops to come.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
2:00 to 3:30

See all upcoming Local Living Venture events 

Dulli Tengeler has farmed 2.5 acres of certified organic tillage at Birdsfoot Farm for over 20 years.
She grew up in Hamburg, Germany, did two years of formal apprenticeship on conventional farms in Germany and studied farming in Witzenhausen, Germany, for four years.
Dulli now farms at Birdsfoot Farm, an intentional community that formed in 1972. The community currently has 7 adults and five children.  Her husband Steve and her two children Seba (17) and Kira (9) live with her in a solar house they built with hand tools. Dulli enjoys going to the movie series Cinema 10 in Potsdam and playing with the St. Lawrence String Orchestra (and cookies!) During the winter break from intensive farming, she returns to Germany to visit with her family.
She grows vegetables, flowers, and herbs for the community that are marketed through an expanding CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm membership program, the Canton Farmers Market, the Potsdam Food Co-op and two Grower Co-ops. She works fairly intensively, seeding, weeding and harvesting by hand, and using a variety of cover crops. If you've ever wondered about how organic food is grown, this is the perfect place to ask questions!

 *  $22 general public, $40 couple/family rate for two people, $10 student is requested to benefit Local Living Venture workshop creation.

*   Donations can be made by cash or check to "Local Living Venture" and will be collected on site during registration.  Partial scholarships are available upon advance request.
*   Please note that our generous Presenters are volunteers donating their time to support the Local Living Venture, and this is a major means of support for our community organization.

Due to limited space, you will need to register for this hands-on workshop in advance.  There will likely be a wait list (first-come, first served if there are cancellations), so please register soon! 

Send email to or call (315) 347-4223 to reserve a spot.
Please note the number in party, contact phone number and email address when reserving.
Email confirmation will be sent to all registrants within 24-48 hours.

Canton, NY.  Exact details, including directions, will be included in the RSVP Confirmation that is sent to all registered participants.




             PRESENTED BY 


              Birdsfoot Farm



                Potsdam Agway 
Partnering for your gardening needs!


The Local Living Venture coordinates near-weekly resourceful Living Skills Workshops sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthy and capable community.
We collaborate in presenting life-long learning events with generous community members who have skills and knowledge to share. 
Our brand new website, at, is made possible by a grant from the Northern New York Community Foundation.

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April 19th, 2015 2:00 PM   through   3:30 PM
Canton, NY
United States

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