Garden Workshops Start this Week

Look what’s ahead in the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens. You don’t have to be a community gardener to join the classes, which are free.  Just come to the farm, which is located at 223 West Avenue in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Hope to see you in the gardens.

Food Preservation 101 May 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

This class will serve as an introduction to the various methods of food preservation, including Boiling Water Bath and Pressure Canning, Freezing, and Dehydrating. It will include a show & tell of the equipment and supplies needed, as well as reliable recipe sources for jams & jellies, pickles & ferments, etc.

Diane Whitten, Nutrition Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension, has taught food preservation for over 15 years. As a Certified Master Food Preserver, she teaches Master Food Preserver workshops throughout New York State. For information about food preservation and classes, go to www.ccesaratoga.org, or email dwhitten@cornell.edu.

Tips for Great Tomatoes May 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

How do I know what tomato plants would be best for me? Heirlooms?
How do I plant them to give them a healthy start?
How much space will my plants need?
And how do I support the plants, so they won’t fall out of my beds?
What problems are common with tomato plants … and how do I deal with them in an organic garden?

Come to this session to learn the answers to these questions and more to help you have your best tomatoes ever.

Robert Curry has been gardening since he was 5 years old. He lives and breathes gardening. He grows up to 80 different types of some vegetables and loves to talk about what he’s up to in his garden. A carpenter by trade, Robert has a special interest in fruits, sustainable living, and cooking.

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