FREE. Adults and teens 12 and up
Not sure your thumb is green enough? Not sure how to plant tiny seeds or how to nurture favorite vegetables like Tomatoes? Do you hate to weed? This series of 3 FREE classes will help you develop your skills and get the most delicious, clean food from your garden. Attend one or all three. REGISTRATION REQUIRED (See bottom of page)
Presented by Regina Dlugokencki, who founded an organic market garden, Seedsower Farm, in 2009 and was a founding mentor of Gateway Community Garden. Regina runs the seed library at Glen Cove and regularly presents gardening programs to promote local, sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship
Starting an Organic Vegetable Garden
May 9, 12:30 to 2 pm. Huntington Public Library, Station Branch, 1335 New York Avenue, Huntington Station.
Get the coaching you need to plan your garden, ready your soil, sow seeds successfully for spring lettuces, peas, etc., and control weeds right away. All techniques use organic methods: no pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers.
Time for Tomatoes (and Other Warm Weather Favorites)!
June 6, 11 am to 12:30 pm. Gateway Community Garden, rain or shine. (Tents provided if needed.)
Early June is the ideal time to plant seedlings: tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, etc., and seeds of vegetables that like warm weather. Learn from Regina, as she demonstrates in a Gateway garden bed, how to best support and prune tomato plants, and give other seedlings their best start. She’ll show proper watering techniques to help prevent mold and other plant diseases and discuss controlling insect invasions organically.
July 18, 3pm to 4:30 pm. Gateway Community Garden, rain or shine. (Tents provided if needed). Didn’t get a garden started in the spring? Fret not! There are still many summer-bearing vegetables to plant. And if your garden is already established, this is the time to replant those early spring vegetables (succession planting) that also thrive in the cooler days of Fall. Regina will demonstrate in a Gateway garden bed.
Gateway Community Garden thanks the Townwide Fund of Huntington, whose generous donation has made these programs possible. Gateway Garden, Inc. is a registered 501 (C)3 not-for-profit and welcomes donations.