Gardening



Gardens for Bees, Butterflies, Birds and Bugs

Amy Cason

Learn to use plants and herbs in your gardens and yard to attract bees, butterflies and birds including hummingbirds and songbirds. The instructor will show students what plants to use in their gardens to make it more resistant to harmful bugs by attracting beneficial bugs. Students will learn what flowers to plant to attract bees to your food plants and trees as well as provide them with the food they so vitally need. The instructor will also go over the plants used in making moonlight and other unique gardens. The importance of seed and plant sources and some beneficial gardening practices will also be covered.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1395-0524    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri May 24, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




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

Sessions:

1357-0525    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat May 25, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm




Trellises for the Garden

Bonnie Gale

In this two-day workshop, students will make a total of two trellises to take home: an English Hoop Trellis and a Pea Cage Trellis. The English Hoop Trellis will be woven on a bench using a jig (or alternatively, in the ground). It is approximately two feet in diameter and involves curving rods over and through in three tiers and secured with a band of weaving at ground level. The Pea Cage Trellis will be secured in the ground in a radius and secured with bands of weaving. It can also be woven on a bench with a jig. The pea cage is approximately five feet tall and useful to support the growing of vines. Fresh willow and other woods will be provided as well as thin willow for weaving. No previous rustic experience necessary. This is a fun and productive class! Students should be prepared to work outside, kneeling on the ground or standing.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $170
         Non-members: $210
  • Materials: $144
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $314 (members)         $354 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 2 Days

Students are required to bring sharp pruning shears, gloves and string or long twist ties. This class will be held outside, so please dress accordingly.

Sessions:

1465-0525    This session has been cancelled

      Sat May 25, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun May 26, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm