Spring Garden Series: Transitioning to Organic Gardening (Lehigh County)

This class is one of four classes in the Lehigh and Northampton County Master Gardeners 2017 Spring Garden Series. The four classes are offered over two evenings in two locations.

Date and Location

When (Date/Time)

March 28, 2017, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Each class costs $8

Four-Class Discount!

We are offering a discount to those enrolling in all four classes! The discounted price is $25!

  • You may mix and match Lehigh and Northampton County dates and locations.
  • Check the dates you want under Registration Fees.
  • Check the $25, ALL FOUR option at the bottom.
  • Make your check payable for $25.


Northampton County (Monday Evenings)

Gracedale Tower
2 Gracedale Avenue, Nazareth, PA 18064

Lehigh County (Tuesday Evenings)

Penn State Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, PA 18034

Class Description

Transitioning to Organic Gardening

  • Northampton County: Monday, March 27, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Lehigh County: Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

This class will help wean you off chemicals! Learn what the basic principles of organic gardening are and how to transition from conventional to organic. Find out how to go about the transition and what to expect along the way. Here’s a hint—it’s in the soil!

Other Classes in the Spring Garden Series

"Forgotten" Small Fruit from the Old World

  • Northampton County: Monday, March 27, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Lehigh County: Tuesday, March 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Red and black currants, gooseberries, and elderberries were once grown in home gardens across northeast Pennsylvania, but now they have virtually disappeared. However, they do well in this climate, are easy to grow and can be used in many ways, from eating them raw to jams, jellies, and preserves. Learn how to grow and tend to these small fruits!

Native Plant Garden Design for Small Spaces

  • Northampton County: Monday, April 3, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Lehigh County: Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

This program will include practical design tips and examples featuring native plants for small residential spaces. Participants will be invited to create a design for their own small space using resources and templates that Kate will provide. This program is open to all, but will be basic and requires no garden design experience.

Companion Plants

  • Northampton County: Monday, April 3, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Lehigh County: Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Did you know that plants can benefit each other when they are planted together? Some believe the flavor of tomatoes are enhanced when they are interplanted with sweet basil. This class will look at companion plant combinations and how they can be used in the home garden. Specific vegetable combinations will be discussed.


To register, call 610-391-9840 to request a brochure or download a copy of the registration form.

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