Where to go for gardening classes?

tomatoes on vineLooking to green her thumb, Julie emails:

Do you guys know where I can get the scoop on some vegetable gardening classes?

A few ideas that occurred to us: Capital District Community Gardens has offered classes in the past. And we've also seen classes listed from the local branches of the Cornell Cooperative Extension. But we haven't seen specific classes listed for this year, yet.

Got a suggestion for Julie? Please share!


Although I haven't been to any of their classes, the employees at Faddegons are super helpful. I've gotten solid advice and some very health plants there!

The CDCG and Cooperative Extension are good suggestions for inexpensive classes (the schedules are available now or soon on their websites), but also check some of the local garden centers that offer classes. I know Gade's Farm out on Rt. 20 in Guilderland offers workshops.

Last spring The Honest Weight Food Co-op offered a series of free classes on vegetable gardening so you should check with them to see if they are going to repeat that this year.

If you want to drive a bit (and pay more), Berkshire Botantical Garden offers an array of classes including vegetable gardening.

Thanks, Everyone!

Thank you for thinking of us!

As always, we will be offering gardening classes this season and we hope to see you there Julie! We are putting the finishing touches on our schedule and classes should be posted soon. Follow us on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Capital-District-Community-Gardens/83678653710 for the latest on our classes, events and more!

-Capital District Community Gardens

Just saw that Peter Bowden is teaching Vegetable Gardening 101 this coming Saturday (St. Patrick's Day) at the Hewitt's on Western Ave. in Guilderland. 2:00 p.m. Free. "Geared toward the beginner, this will cover soil building and scheduling planting to maximize your harvest."

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Stuff to do this weekend

Welcome to the holiday season in the Capital Region -- when there are more things to do than you can shake a peppermint stick at.... (more)

Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish you a happy Thanksgiving. (We hope it involves pie.) Thank you for being a part of AOA this year.... (more)

"A day of Prayer and Thanksgiving in this State"

Until 1863 "days of Thanksgiving" were irregularly observed holidays in the United States. That's when Abraham Lincoln -- at the urging of Sarah Josepha Hale,... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: Bob & Ron's, local icons, a choice facing Albany, close calls,... (more)

"I think it feels like Thanksgiving."

Stripping is labor -- both physical and emotional. So, if you're a stripper working on Thanksgiving, do you get time-and-a-half and 1.5x tips? Helping to... (more)

Recent Comments

Needs more monorail.

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 1 comment, most recently from RH

Happy Thanksgiving!

...has 1 comment, most recently from mg

They came from the Capital Region

...has 84 comments, most recently from Brad J

Another view of the ESP that didn't quite happen

...has 5 comments, most recently from Ann

Crepes at The French Press Cafe and Creperie

...has 6 comments, most recently from BS