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Gardening ~ Flowers, Shrubs, and Organic Vegetable Gardening


Summer Garden Care Clinic
A midsummer garden care clinic with tips on garden maintenance, harvesting and troubleshooting for pests. Includes a trip to the instructor’s flower and vegetable garden for a live demonstration. Directions to live demonstration (in Ridgefield) will be provided at the first class. Taught by Eileen Burton.
2 Sessions $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 30)
Tue/Thur., 7/10 & 12 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.; Venus Building (aka old high school)



Landscape Garden Design
Looking at your landscape as a series of “rooms” with different functions is the key to an aesthetically pleasing landscape and is the latest trend in landscape design. Proper selection and siting of plants is the first step. Learn the history of landscape garden design and styles, elements of design, color theory, and how to use them to effect what you see and feel. Learn how to create a design on paper to work from over time which can save you grief and money. Deer, sun, shade, wet and dry areas, screening, soil preparation, digging, dividing, planting, propagation, insects and diseases, what you can do to protect and help bees, maintenance, budgeting and help, etc. will be covered as well. A PowerPoint presentation of best performing plants for our area will also be included. 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.
2 Sessions $49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 37)
Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for fall 2018 dates.


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. 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)
Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for spring 2019 dates.


DeFENCEless Gardening in Deer Country
Have you lost your shrubs to the deer? Have critters dug up your flower bulbs? Have you given up on having an attractive garden? Join Master Gardener, Alison Wachstein for this informative presentation covering deer habits, deer “resistant” plants and deer “candy” plants to avoid (or protect), coping strategies, as well as displaying some delightful garden photography. Alison Wachstein, Certified Master Gardener, has been gardening and dealing with the deer population in CT for over 25 Years.
1 Session $31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $24)
Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for fall 2018 dates.