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Rochester Urban Agriculture Garden Workshops

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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.


Walter Nelson
Horticulture Program Leader


NE Neighborhood Service Center
500 Norton St
Rochester, NY 14621