April 26 - Extended Season Growing with Cool Weather Vegetables
Food garden activities do not start Memorial Day and end with Labor Day. Many cool season vegetables may be grown in March, April, October & November. Learn more about growing ‘on the shoulder’.
May 10 - Landscape with Vegetables for Friends, Neighbors and Family
Whether you are sowing seed or using transplants good variety selections offers up an attractive garden yielding a bounty for the gardener and visual appeal for all who see it.
May 17 - Maximizing Your Growing Space
Intensive use of the space, sometimes called square foot gardening and companion planting along with crop rotation combine to yield a bountiful harvest, including space for edible vine crops.
May 24 - Container Growing Vegetables & Ornamentals
Enliven a space visually with container grown ornamentals or select colorful herbs and vegetables that provide food as well as eye appeal.
May 31 - Recognizing, Preventing & Managing Weeds: Mulch Strategies, & Integrated Pest Management
Learn to identify & combat (or live with) common weed, pests & diseases.
June 7 - Safe Fertilizer for a Bountiful Harvest
Choosing between fertilizer options, how and when to apply plant nutrients for a good harvest.
June 14- Watering Techniques
Tools, techniques helping gardeners spend less time and effort watering as well as prevent jplant diseases.
June 21 - Composting Basics
How to easily make 'black gold' and improve your garden. Home made or store bought compost?
July 5 - Attracting & Nurturing Pollinators
There are lots of good bugs in the garden. Come to understand the importance of pollinators for a bountiful harvest.
July 19- Berry Crops
Raspberries & strawberries are easy to grow & taste incredible when just picked. Learn how to include these sweet treats into your food garden.
August 23 - Planning and Early Preparation for the NEXT Growing Season
Learn how to minimize disease, weed and insect carryover from this year to the next. Improve your soil's nutrients and structure using a 'cover crop'.
These workshops at the NE Neighborhood Service Center are supported in part with a grant from Scotts Miracle Gro.
NE Neighborhood Service Center
500 Norton St
Rochester, NY 14621