2017 Spring 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.   

 


  

The Art and Practice of Watering

Location: Forts Ferry Garden, 115 Forts Ferry Road, Latham, NY, 12110

Date: Wednesday, April 5th, 5:30pm

  

Planning Your Vegetable Garden

This class will provide gardeners with the keys to planning a successful vegetable garden. Topics will include preparing your soil, selecting suitable varieties, growing the right amount for your needs, proper garden layout, and weed control and maintenance for an easy and stress-free growing season.

Location: Ida Street Garden, 111 Ida St, Troy, NY 12180

Date: Thursday, April 6th , 5:30pm

 

Soil Health and Building

Make dirt work for you by improving your garden soil for better yields and happier plants. Topics will include info on organic fertilizers, best materials for effective mulching, and different tilling and weeding techniques to support healthy soil and plant growth.

Location: Sand Street Garden, 32 Sand St, Albany, NY 12209

Date: Saturday, April 8th, 10:00am

 

Composting Basics

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: Third Street Garden, 119 3rd St, Albany, NY 12210

Date: Saturday, April 8th, 1:30pm

 

Gardening for Seniors

In partnership with Albany Guardian Society | FREE to attend

This introductory course will provide senior gardeners with fundamental gardening information needed for a successful growing season. The presentation will cover key points related to basic organic practices including practical tips on soil building, weed suppression, and maintaining a healthy, productive garden.

Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

Date: Thursday, April 13th, 1:30pm

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Composting Basics

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: Father Flanigan's Farm, 2260 Fifth Avenue, Troy, NY, 12180

Date: Thursday, April 20th, 6:00pm

 

Weed Maintenance and Solutions to Common Garden Pests and Disease

Gardeners will learn to identify tell-tale signs of garden pests and disease, as well as necessary steps to prevent damage to plants. You will receive information on household items and homemade solutions to organically deter common garden pests. Our Educator will also demonstrate simple techniques to keeping your garden weed and stress-free.

Location: Craig & Wyllie Garden, 993 Craig St., Schenectady, NY, 12307

Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 12:15pm

 

Lasagna Composting and Soil Health

This class will provide detailed information for new gardeners to improve their soil and develop lasagna composting techniques. Topics will include types and use of organic fertilizers, best materials for effective mulching and soil building, and different tilling and weeding techniques to support healthy soil and plant growth.

Location: Garland Court Community Garden, 65 Garland Ct, Albany, NY 12202

Date: Tuesday, April 25th, 5:30pm

 

The Art and Practice of Watering

Location: Normanskill Farm, Mill Road, Albany, NY 12209

Date: Tuesday, May 16th, 5:30pm

 

Container Gardening for Seniors

In partnership with Albany Guardian Society | FREE to attend

Container gardening can be fun and easy! Come learn about growing fresh veggies and herbs in a wide variety of containers. Grow a salad or herb garden without all of the weeding and hard work. Join us for this creative and informative workshop and get your hands just a little dirty.

Location: Albany Guardian Society, 14 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Suite 102, Albany, NY 12211

Date: Thursday, May 25th, 1:30pm

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