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Gardening ~ Flowers, Shrubs, and Organic Vegetable Gardening

Vegetable Gardening ~ Organic

How to grow organically a wide variety of vegetables suitable for our climate. This course will cover everything you need to know about organic vegetable gardening - from purchasing seeds/plants, growing on, fertilizing, controlling pests to harvesting. Also discussed are tips for preserving your harvest by canning, freezing and drying for consumption year round. Instructor Eileen Burton is an expert horticulturist who has gardened in Ridgefield for years as well as been horticultural manager at Caramoor in Katonah, NY. She had a business called Butterfly Gardens.
2 Sessions $ 49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 37)
Wed., 4/19 & 26 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School

Landscape Renovation
Is your landscape overgrown? Before you sharpen the chainsaw, take this class! Learn what plants can be pruned back and how far to cut them, what plants can be moved and how to start again with plant material that will not overgrow your home. Instructor Laura Stabell is a Master Gardener, arborist, horticulturist and naturalist. She is also a landscape gardener who work has been featured in magazines and on the Garden Conservancy open garden tour. She founded and directs the Saugatuck River Watershed Association.
1 Session $31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $24)
Mon., 4/24 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School