2017 Fall Class Schedule


Classes are free to Capital Roots’ community gardeners and $10.00

for the general public.*

 

To register for classes, please call 518-274-8685 or email educator@capitalroots.org.*


* Unless otherwise noted.   

 


  

Garlic Planting

This class will cover the planting, care and harvesting of garlic. Garlic is a flavorful, nutritious, and is easy to grow crop. It is planted mid fall and harvested the following summer. We will also discuss the saving and storing of garlic bulbs, pest and disease control and cooking with garlic.

Location: Hawk and Clinton Garden, 98 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12210

Date: Thursday October 12, 5:00pm

 

Bin Composting

Learn how to enrich your garden organically and reduce waste by developing and improving composting techniques. This class will cover introductory lessons on creating your own organic fertilizer and maintaining a healthy and productive compost pile.

Location: Eighth Street Garden, 261 8th St., Troy, NY 12180

Date: Saturday October 14, 9:00am


Bin Composting

Learn how to enrich your garden organically and reduce waste by developing and improving composting techniques. This class will cover introductory lessons on creating your own organic fertilizer and maintaining a healthy and productive compost pile.

Location: Swift & Seventh 3201-3215 7th Ave., Troy, NY 12180

Date: Saturday October 14, 11:00am


Autumn’s Dinner Table

Eating in-season produce does not end with the beginning of autumn. Savor all the flavors the fall season brings by getting to know what is in season. Pumpkins are not just for pies or jack-o-lanterns. Squash and corn are more than decorations. Learn new recipes for these vegetables and many more. Also discover the health benefits of adding them to your diet. You will gladly look forward to autumn’s bounty once you get to know some of its star crops.

Location: Urban Grow Center, 594 River Street, Troy NY 12180

Date: Tuesday October 17, 5:30pm-6:30pm


History of the U.S. Food System

Many historic events have influenced the making of the modern American food system today. This class will help you learn about the impacts it has on you, your food and also the part you play. Recognizing the long history of the U.S. food system helps explain our current environmental and social inequalities. From colonialism to WWII, you will be introduced to a variety of historical events and perspectives opening up discussions on gender, class and race in the food system.

Location: Urban Grow Center, 594 River Street, Troy NY 12180

Date: Thursday October 26, 5:30pm-6:30pm


Prepping your Garden for Winter

Properly winterizing the garden can help plants survive the short gray days and bitter nights that winter brings to the northeast. It is also an important step in ensuring that you’ll have a healthy, productive garden in Spring. This class will go over a winterizing routine that includes pruning, composting, mulching and more.

Location: Urban Grow Center, 594 River Street, Troy NY 12180

Date: Thursday November 2, 5:30pm-6:30pm