2016 Workshop Schedule

Workshop Schedule for the 2016 Growing Season

Sat. April 2, 2PM Ryan Center
Why grow Flowers? – presenter Adriann Musson
Growing flowers can have multiple benefits. Some protect your vegetables, some bring beneficial insects and some are good to eat. Come to this workshop to find out about all the benefits of growing flowers.

Sat. April 9, 2 PM in the Ryan Center
To fertilize and with what – presenter Adriann Musson
Are you confused by all the different types of fertilizers? Not sure why you need to fertilize or when? This workshop will address these questions.

Sun. April 17, 2 PM in the Ryan Center
The good the bad and the buggy – presenter Adriann Musson
Wondering what that bug is, will it eat your crops or help them? How do you get rid of them or encourage more to come to your garden? Find out the answers at this workshop

Sat. April 23, 2 PM in the Ryan Center
Warm weather crops – presenter Tom Ingram
Learn how to grow summers favorite vegetables from our award winning gardener: tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, beans and much more

Sat. April 30, 2PM in the Row A Gazebo, if bad weather it will be in the
Ryan Center
Signs – presenter Susan Berman
Every Floyd Bennett garden needs a sign, join us and make one for your garden.
We will supply wood and paint, you bring your creativity.

Sat. May 7, 2 PM in the Ryan Center
From garden to gift (Bath salts etc.) – presenter Anne Gaudet
Use what you grow in your garden to make bath salts, scented soaps and oils, Make a gift basket in time for mother’s day. You must pre-register for this workshop. Space limited to first 15 people. Contact fbgapres@optonline.net to reserve a spot.

Sat. May 14, 2PM in the Ryan Center
Pollinators in the Garden – presenter Shari Romar
The more pollinators in your garden the more vegetables you will get. Find out which insects are pollinators and how to attract them to your garden

Sat, May 21, 2PM COCG Gazebo
Please Eat The Daisies – presenter Lois Pinetree
Discover edible wildflowers, greens, and berries found all around, and then join us for a garden walk. Find, prepare, and dine on a delicious and colorful salad. Learn to love your weeds! Wear comfortable shoes

Sunday May 22, 2PM in the Ryan Center
Irrigation –presenter Frank Gentile
Come and explore various options and techniques for watering your garden. Proper and consistent irrigation can help to reduce many plant diseases and fruit loss, reduce water consumption, and can free you up your time.

Sat. May 28 2 PM in the Ryan Center
What is that Squash? – presenter Susan Berman
Learn the difference between summer and winter squash, which verities will overtake your garden, how to care for squash and what problems you might encounter.