Beginner Vegetable Gardening Workshops
Saturdays: March 3, 10, 17 (snow date: March 24), 10 a.m. to noon
Naugatuck Valley Community College at Ekstrom Hall, Room E320 (3rd Floor) Waterbury
Register online for this workshop
Presented by Master Gardener, Barry Avery, who says the one singular thing he has learned in his gardening life is that nothing is ever the same as it was last year, and that is the beauty of Mother Nature. She insists on observation, evaluation and reaction. She teaches you to be patient, to accept failures, celebrate successes, and learn from both the good and bad experiences.
Join Barry as he teaches an encore series on “Beginner Vegetable Gardening.” Classes will be held at Naugatuck Valley Community College at Ekstrom Hall, Room E320 (3rd Floor) in Waterbury. There will be three two-hour sessions, March 3, 10 and 17, with a ‘snow date’ of March 24. This is the first workshop of 2018 organized by the CHS Education Committee.
On March 3, learn what to consider when starting an earth-friendly, organic garden. Topics covered will include:
- site selection, exposure, soil conditions
- seed starting, buying plants, ordering seeds, and correct planting techniques
- the difference between Hybrid, Open Pollinated and Heirlooms varieties, and
- a basic understanding of the biological system of plant growth
The two subsequent dates will focus on the specific vegetables attendees express interest in. Classes are interactive allowing the content to be determined by the need and level of experience of the attendees. Questions are encouraged during class. Common disease and insect problems will also be discussed and advice given on how to prevent and treat. And, if requested, Barry will share his favorites with attendees.
FEE: $25 for all three classes, if a CHS member. $35 for non-members
Register online for this workshop or call Mary Anna at the CHS office – (860) 529-8713. She’s in the office
from 11 am to 4 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.