2017 Workshop Schedule

2017 FBGA Workshops

Workshops are open to everyone. They are free of charge. The hands on workshops have limited space. Preregister by calling Adriann Musson at 917 446 3764 or by emailing her at fbgapres@optonline.net

Spring (cool weather ) Crops – March 12
Presenter: Adriann Musson
2pm in the Ryan Center Multipurpose room

Itching to get your garden started? Come find out what vegetables you can plant in the early spring

Three Season gardening – March 18
Presenter: Ayala Jonas
2pm in the Ryan Center Multipurpose Room

Learn how to make the most of your garden space and extend your harvest from early spring through late fall

Wassailing The Trees – March 19
Presenter: Lois Pinetree
2pm Bob Halligan Gazebo (Row A)

-This is an English tradition with songs, stories, a parade, and mulled cider. We pour some cider on our favorite apple tree and ask for a good harvest of apples – children welcome!

Growing Edible flowers – April 8
Presenter: Yevgeniya (Jane) Mondella
2pm in the Ryan Center Multipurpose room

Join us and discover flowers that not only provide beauty but can be eaten also

How to grow sweet potatoes – April 15
Presenter: Adriann Musson
2pm in the Ryan Center Multipurpose Room

Everything you want to know about growing sweet potatoes

How to grow warm weather veggies – April 22,
Presenter:Tom Ingram
2pm in the Ryan Center Multipurpose Room

Our expert gardener will share tips and information for growing tomatoes,
peppers, eggplants and other warm weather veggies..

Sign making workshop – April 29
Presenter: Susan Berman
2pm at the Bob Halligan (Row A) Gazebo

Every FBGA gardener needs a sign. We will supply the wood and paint, you supply the creativity. This is a limited space workshop. It is limited to 20 people. You must register for this workshop by April 20.

Companion Planting – April 30
Presenter: Adriann Musson
2pm in the Ryan Center Multipurpose Room

Find out which veggies get along, which veggies never to plant near each other and which veggies will keep insects away from other veggies.

Square Foot/Vertical Gardening – May 6
Presenter: Jill Weingarten
2pm in the Ryan Center Multipurpose Room

Running out of room? Learn about available products and techniques to get the most out of your small space garden.

From Garden to Gift – May 13
Presenter: Anne Gaudet
2pm in the Ryan Center Multipurpose Room

This is a hands- on workshop. We will make bath salts, scented soaps and oils. This is a limited to 20 people. You must register by May 7

How to Make Herbal Salves and Insect Repellent – May20
Presenter: Adriann Musson
2pm in the Ryan Center Multipurpose Room

This is a hands on workshop. We will make calendula salve, arnica salve and an herbal insect repellent. Limited to 20 people. You must register for this workshop by May 13

Please Eat the flowers – May 21
Presenter; Lois Pinetree
2pm at the COCG Gazebo

Walk around the gardens and forage for wild edibles.

How to grow for competition – June 3
Presenter: Adriann Musson
2pm Ryan Center Multipurpose Room

What makes a winning vegetable? What varieties should you grow. Come join us to find out

Waste not Want not! – June 13
Presenter: Jill Weingarten
1 pm at the Bob Halligan (Row A) Gazebo

Learn how to irrigate your small space garden without wasting water or annoying your neighbor.