Although this was the first of two classes more about what we've learned rather than about "instruction," there were certainly a couple of nuggets of information that I took home from Steve and Wendy: alfalfa is not a one season cover crop (deep roots); artichokes need to be divided every couple of years, and true Green Globes are best; apples are biennial; and, most importantly, my two new Santa Rosa Plums will not fruit unless I can bring in at lease a branch of another American (not European) plum like a Burbank.
We also talked about some good salvage resources: Heritage Salvage in Petaluma (
Some of us prolonged our second to last class, staying on for some "extra credit" work time planting zucchini, potatoes, peppers, scallions, basil and more lettuce, chard and bok choi. You'd think we had no room left, but Steve remedied that by having us dig up many rows of our cover crops including quinoa and amaranth. Oh well, easy come, easy go- see how unattached we've learned to be!