Growing Farmers Workshops

Coverdale Farm Preserve
543 Way Road, Greenville, DE 19807

Coverdale Farm Preserve is a 377-acre farm and nature preserve located in Greenville, DE. We are pleased to offer a series of free hands-on workshops for farmers of all levels of experience and scale of operation.

Registration is required. To Register please contact Melinda Hardie:

Fall 2018 Series

Creating a Pick-Your-Own Program
Wednesday, August 29, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Rain date: Friday, August 31, 10:00am – 12:00pm
A Pick-Your-Own (PYO) program is an engaging opportunity for your customers. Tour our successful PYO program and discover the best varieties to plant, techniques for low maintenance, pricing, and customer education. Let us share our experience to help you determine if this is a good fit for your operation.

Troubleshooting in Specialty Crop Production
Wednesday, September 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Rain date: Friday, September 21, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Keep your plants thriving and productive. Learn to identify common pests including insects, plant diseases, nutrient deficiencies. Discover preventative strategies, steps, and solutions to compromising conditions in order to maximize yields.

Techniques for Successful Lettuce Production
Wednesday, October 10, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Rain Date: Friday, October 12, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Lettuce is a fast growing and profitable 4-season crop. Explore our production fields to learn the methods we have refined over the years, the varieties that do best in both cool and hot seasons, as well as harvesting, cleaning, and storage tips.

Season Extension of Specialty Crops
Wednesday, October 17, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Rain Date: Friday, 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Vegetables are the focus of this workshop with particular attention to selected varieties trialed for season extension. Learn how to maximize yields in shoulder season in both protected culture and field grown situations.