Winter Gardening Series

Environmental education at NHS New Haven

Are you or a loved one a gardener who gets cabin-fever in the wintertime?  Each year we offer a series of organic vegetable gardening classes to help get you ready for gardening season. The instructor is Advanced Certified Master Gardener Rachel Ziesk. You can register for the courses individually, but you get a discount if you sign up for all six at once. The 2019 series is over. Info about 2020 classes will be available in November 2019.

In 2019, we offered these winter gardening classes

Seed Starting & Garden Planning

Start your own seedlings! This class teaches you how and when to start seedlings indoors. Learn about using lights, watering and dealing with common problems with seed starting. This class also covers garden planning. If you plan ahead, you can get the most out of even a small garden space. Everyone attending will get to plant a six-pack of seedlings to take home with them.
Sat. March 23, | 10:00 – 12:00

Perennial Vegetables, Fruit and Herbs

This class will feature vegetables, fruits, and herbs that will last for years and years once you plant them. Vegetables such as rhubarb, asparagus, and horseradish. Fruits like blueberries, strawberries, and grapes. Herbs such as chives, and thyme, among many others. Learn how to plant, care for, and fight pests and diseases of these long-lived crops.
Sat. March 30, | 10:00 – 12:00

Essential Flowers & Herbs for Vegetable Gardens

Flowers and herbs attract pollinators and beneficial insects to help keep your garden healthy and productive. Learn about the best flowers and herbs for your garden, how to plant them and the conditions they need to help you in your garden.
Sat. April 13,| 10:00 – 12:00

To find out about future gardening series, email Kathy.