Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales

Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales

Speaker: Sandy Kiddoo

Dates and times (choose one):

  • Saturday, March 18, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (Stevens Point Campus)
  • Wednesday, March 22: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Wisconsin Rapids Campus)

Fee: $20

Catalog number: 60001601

Are you interested in a unique form of “container” gardening?  Come away from this short course with knowledge about how to grow vegetables in bales of straw, without soil—or weeds! Growing in straw bales is like growing in a pile of compost, where roots get bigger and stay warmer.  Better roots mean better shoots and bigger fruits. Hands-on demonstration will offer the opportunity to inspect bales of straw in various stages of preparation or conditioning before planting. The class fee includes your own copy of Joel Karsten’s Straw Bale Gardens booklet.

To register:

Browse the class descriptions below, and locate the catalog number for the class(es) you'd like to take. Then choose one of the following registration options:

  • Mail – Register by completing, printing, and mailing the online Registration Form to the campus office at any Mid-State location. 
  • In person – Bring the completed registration form with payment to the Mid-State Campus Office nearest you.

Contact Heather Grys-Luecht at 715.422.5426.