Great Gardens Local Food Learning Series

Great Gardens Local Food Learning Series

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Great Gardens Local Food Learning Series

  • Monday, April 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday, April 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CCE-Monroe County Agriculture Great Gardens Local Food Learning Series


Part 1: Start now for your Summer Vegetable and Fruit Harvest

Monday, April 17, 7:00pm-8:00pm

  • Whether you are an experienced gardener or a beginner you probably know that harvesting fresh food from your back yard is one of the great joys of gardening. But that future harvest requires planning and preparation even before the growing season begins – spring is a great time to ‘dig in’! Learn what you can do to maximize your harvest by gaining more understanding about your soil and its amendments the ‘organic-way’. Tips on designing vegetable patch, crop rotation and even season extension will be also given. The attendees are encouraged to bring a soil sample from their production beds, microscopic inspection and a brief consult will be available at the end of each class.
  • A part of the discussion will be area farming as source of local food. A ‘Fresh Market Local Food’ guide, including Monroe County Farmers’ Market Guide 2017 will be provided.

                                                  

Part 2: Organic Composting as a Way to Sustainable Growing

Monday, April 24, 7:00pm-8:00pm

  • A great garden starts with great soil! One way to maintain a good health and high nutrient content of your production soil is through addition of garden compost. Organic compost is a great source to keep your soil performing well. But composting is more than recycling garden waste or kitchen scraps – it’s a way of creating a healthy environment for all creatures living in it or above it, including you! Come and learn good composting practices to help you convert your garden in to a sustainable heaven.
  • A part of the discussion will be area farming as source of local food. A ‘Fresh Market Local Food’ guide, including Monroe County Farmers’ Market Guide 2017 will be provided.     

                                                

Instructor Jarmila Haseler is currently employed by CCE of Monroe County as an Agricultural Educator. She taught college-level crop production in the Czech Republic before coming to the US. She also owns a home-garden consultant-, design- and installation business “Gardening Roots”.

Fee

Free

Contact

Jarmila Haseler
Agricultural Educator
jh954@cornell.edu
(585) 753-2565

Location

Greece Public Library
2 Vince Tofany Boulevard
Greece, NY 14612