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."

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