Winter Gardening Series
Join Rachel Ziesk, Advanced Master Gardener, for a series of classes that will cover everything you need to be a successful gardener come Spring 2017!
Saturday, January 28th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM -- Soil & Season Extenders
The most important component for a successful garden is soil health. Learn how to make and keep your soil healthy, as well as how to use row covers and other techniques to extend your growing season.
Saturday, February 11th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM -- Cool Weather Crops
Learn about starting your garden as soon as the snow is gone! Cool weather crops don’t mind the cold and give you a head start on the season. This class covers how to plant cold weather crops and manage the pests and diseases that plague them.
Saturday, February 25th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM -- Warm Weather Crops
Everything you need to know about warm weather crops! Learn about how to make the best out of your growing season including which crops are best started indoors, what can be directly seeded into the ground and what conditions each crop prefers. This class also covers which fertilizers are best as well as common pests and diseases affecting warm weather crops.
Saturday, March 4th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM -- Seed Starting & Garden Planning
Start your own seedlings! This class explores how and when to start planting indoors. Learn about using lights, watering and identifying common problems with seed starting. The class also covers planning your garden so you get the most out of your gardening space. Everyone attending will get to plant a six pack of seedlings to take home with them.
Saturday, March 11th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM -- Essential Flowers & Herbs for Vegetable Gardening
Flowers and Herbs attract pollinators and beneficial insects to help keep your garden productive and healthy. Learn about the best flowers and herbs for your garden. This class will also identify some edible weeds and tell you what you need to know in order to protect your garden from invasive ones.
Saturday, March 25th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM -- Preserving your Garden Harvest
Learn how you can eat from your garden all winter long. Simple methods can save your harvest for winter use. The class will cover techniques that you’ll need to know for freezing, canning, dehydrating, pickling and more
Single Classes $20 or Help a Neighbor $30. Full series of 6 classes at discounted rate of $100.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please call 203-562-0598 for scholarship details.
If you'd like to pay for the workshop(s) in person, you may bring a check or money order made out to 'NHS of New Haven' to Norma Pantoja at Neighborhood Housing Services (333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven) before the date of the class.