Mon, Jan 14
6:15pm - 9:15pm
7 classes have spots left
Mushrooms have been utilized for thousands of years for medicinal and edible purposes. John Michelotti, owner of Catskill Fungi, will show you how to cultivate gourmet mushrooms at home using safe and simple techniques. Using cardboard and coffee grounds, create your own oyster mushroom starter (Pleurotus ostreatus) to take home, while learning...
Monday Jan 14th, 6:15pm - 9:15pm
Container gardening know-how is in high demand. Learn how to create a container garden for your patio, terrace, or entryway that is at once functional and gorgeous—and discover techniques for ensuring that your plants thrive in all four seasons.
Sunday Mar 17th, 10am - 2:30pm(2 sessions)
Growing herbs indoors lets you pick fresh, flavorful ingredients year-round, whether or not you have a garden! Learn which herbs do best indoors and how to care for them. Note: Please bring a confirmation for Garden admission. The Security Guard in the lobby of the Administration Bldg. at 1000 Washington Avenue will direct you to your classroom.
Thursday Apr 11th, 6pm - 9pm
Whether you have a terrace, rooftop, or tiny backyard, learn how to grow the most veggies in the space you have. Discover the best practices for successful small-space gardening from soil preparation to container selection and bed design, crop choices, and tips for high yield results. Get your spring started with smart seed ordering, growing and choosing...
Tuesday Mar 12th, 6pm - 9pm(3 sessions)
Explore the basics of how your kitchen and yard waste can be used to improve the quality of soil in your garden, be it on a rooftop, a community plot, or a backyard. Compost provides a clean, safe medium for growing food and supplies the micronutrients that plants require to overcome diseases and pests. We'll discuss various methods of composting that...
Wednesday Mar 6th, 6pm - 8pm
Learn how to grow more fruits and vegetables in less space by making the most of your growing area and by extending the gardening season. Discover organic methods that take advantage of passive solar heating, vertical space, raised beds, and other techniques. Enjoy nutritious, freshly picked garden produce as early as April and then just keep on picking....
Saturday Mar 2nd, 10am - 1pm
Vines and other climbing plants like clematis, wisteria, roses, hardy jasmine, and climbing hydrangea not only sport beautiful blossoms, they also provide strong vertical design-in backyards and patios, or rooftops and terraces. They can create outdoor enclosures and transform unattractive structures by clinging, twining, scrambling, or trailing. And...
Thursday Mar 28th, 6pm - 9pm
Successful indoor gardening requires knowledge of both plant material and growing techniques. Learn to select the right plants for various locations, based on light levels, temperatures, and aesthetics. Discuss unusual plants, tools and supplies, and maintenance such as grooming, nutrition, and pest control that will keep your plants in good shape.
Houseplants don't have to be dull! Find out about new and unusual plants that thrive in the light-deprived light conditions to choose the right plants for your space. Discover cultivation techniques for these shade-loving species, including fertilization, water management, and pest control. Your household flora will never be the same again!
Get the inside scoop on finding everything you need to garden in the city without ever leaving the five boroughs, from hoses to roses to decomposers.
From windows to terraces, indoors or out, apartment dwellers have ample opportunity to garden—even as winter approaches! Whether you want to develop your green thumb by learning how to select incredible houseplants (and how to care for them) or by growing herbs indoors during the colder months, this day's classes will show you how. 10 am-12 pm Creating...
Learn about technical aspects like weight considerations, irrigation, and building materials, as well as soil, suitable plants, design, and proper care. Want to start a rooftop garden or properly care for an existing one? This workshop will give you the tools to get going! Note: This workshop covers gardens but not green roof systems.
Plants in pots can turn an ordinary deck, rooftop, terrace or front porch, into a bountiful gardening space filled with foliage and flowers. Autumn brings new opportunities—and challenges—for every container gardener, whatever their experience level. Learn which plants are ideal for containers, how to maintain them, and where to easily source the...
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Containers are an unnatural habitat that have fertilizer, water and root restrictions that suit some plants better than others. Find out which plants to avoid (eggplant), which ones work well (Japanese maple), and those that thrive (begonia).
Throughout the world, city roofs are becoming greener and used year-round, offering a significant opportunity for landscape designers. Learn the special requirements and challenges of roof gardens and discuss roof garden horticulture, maintenance, and technology, including the basics of design.