Spring Garden Series for the Home Gardener 2013
Lehigh County, April 2nd - Northampton County, April 3rd
Lasagna Gardening, 6:30 p.m.
It’s not what you are planting, but a method of gardening that requires no digging or tilling! This technique is environmentally friendly, as it uses compostable materials. Topics covered are site selection, planting, maintenance, and advantages of lasagna gardening. This class is suitable for the novice or veteran gardener.
Organic Gardening, 7:30 p.m.
The class explains what organic gardening is and what benefits organic gardening can offer you. The emphasis will be the holistic nature of organic gardening, which involves the importance of soil, and the long-term nature of organic practices. Soil composition and soil management techniques will be included. This class is appropriate to individuals new to organic gardening as well as current organic gardeners due to its up-to-date content.
Lehigh County, March 19th- Northampton County, March 20th
Salsa Gardening, 6:30 p.m.
Salsa is perhaps the most popular condiment and it cannot get any better than when made fresh using your own home-grown ingredients. This class will show how easy it is to grow your own tomatoes and peppers to make delicious fresh homemade salsa. Topics to be covered will include deciding whether to grow from seeds or to buy transplants, recommended varieties and sources, planting and care, other salsa ingredients that can be grown, and recipes for both fresh and canned salsa.
Culinary Herbs, 7:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of planting, growing, and harvesting herbs. We will discuss herbs in general with a special focus on herbs used to make salsa. We will present different ways to preserve herbs so you can enjoy them year round.