Square Foot Gardening

Patricia Goldberg

Learn all about Square Foot gardening from a local gardening guru. Square Foot gardening is the practice of planning small but intensively planted gardens. It combines concepts from other organic gardening methods, including composting, closely planted raised beds, and attention to a small, clearly defined area. It is a high-yield, space-saving gardening technique that allows you to extend your season. The beds are made to fit your space and are the ideal answer to maximizing your time, energy and results! You will leave this class with tons of ideas and all the information you will need to plant your own garden at home. Come learn from a “pro”, watch nature do her work, and then come back during the summer to tend your garden and harvest your efforts. Though the class is geared to vegetable gardening, the techniques discussed are applicable to other types of gardening as well. A terrific class for beginning gardeners or experts alike - and a great way to get out in the sun and enjoy our Adirondacks!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $65
         Non-members: $85
  • Materials: $5
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $70 (members)         $90 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day


1177-0519    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat May 19, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Introduction to Scything

Emmet Van Driesche

Learn how to use a scythe! A little knowledge is crucial for successful mowing with a scythe. Come learn how to adjust your handle, repair, peen and sharpen your blade, and sage honing and mowing habits. A variety of blades will be available to try so you can determine the right size and make for your needs.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Students are required to wear closed toe shoes, and to bring a notebook and writing utensil. Students may also bring any scythe or scything equipment they may have.


1257-0609    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat June 9, 2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm