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Gardening - Organic Gardening, Container Gardening, Perennials, Bulbs, and Landscape Garden Design


Gardening Teachers Wanted! Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or call (203) 431-2812 if you are intersted in teaching gardening classes!



Mushroom Walk with Mycologist, Zaac Chaves


Fall Mushroom Walk with Mycologist, Zaac Chaves
Grab a notebook and join Zaac Chaves on a mycologically focused ecological tour in Ridgefield. During this outing we will identify fall mushrooms. You will help us catalog species (including possibly rare sightings) and even help document increasing evidence of climate change locally. No experience required. Zaac Chaves works on species surveys for several sites and sometimes with organizations including Harvard University, the New York Botanical Gardens, and the National Parks Service. We have found several new species at many sites and are also helping recognize others which are rare and disappearing. He also serves as the chief editor of the Boston Mycological Club Bulletin, established in 1897.

1 Session $ 29 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 25)
Sat., 9/24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Location: o
utdoors at a park in Ridgefield. Directions to be sent prior to class. Weather date is 10/1.


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 or 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, a long term gardening instructor, is a former Horticultural Manager for a large non-profit and also had a garden design business.

Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for information and Spring 2023 dates.