The Organic Backyard Strawberry Planter

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The Organic Backyard Strawberry Planter

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm



15 available
The Organic Backyard Strawberry Patch$ 60.00General Admission

Everything You Need to Start Your Own Strawberry Patch.

This workshop is for anyone who would like to grow a vibrant patch of strawberries in a planter in their backyard or porch.

Emily Round, ifarm’s head gardener, will be teaching participants her methods for growing abundant organic strawberries. Participants will learn how to plant a patch of strawberries in a cascading terra cotta planter that will require low maintenance and begin producing berries by August of this year. Each person will be given ten Seascape everbearing strawberry plants and a terra cotta planter (shown below) as a part of the class. 

We will plant our berries in a terra cotta strawberry planter in class. These artisan terra cotta planters will produce cascading berries from August through October and look beautiful on a porch. 

Terra cotta planter used in class.

Topics covered will include:

  • Where to source extra strawberry plants for planting
  • How to easily plant and care for a strawberry patch
  • Common strawberry gardening mistakes
  • How to prune strawberries
  • Soil amendments to make a good home for your strawberries
  • Harvesting strategies to ensure bumper crops
  • Dealing with pests and diseases
  • Preparing your planter for winter


If you have ever wanted your own summer strawberries, this is the workshop for you. Participants will plant their berries in class and have a planter that is ready to produce in August of 2019. 

This is a hands-on class with demonstrations: Please come dressed to work with plants and soil, and prepared to be in a greenhouse or outdoors. ifarm will provide gardening gloves for participants to use during the class.

In the case of cancellation and rescheduling due to weather, we will send out an email to all registrants at least 12 hours before the event. We will also send out an update on our facebook page. You can read about our cancellation policy here.


May 5
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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ifarm Grounds
55 Towne Road
Boxford, MA 01921 United States


Emily Round