2018 Spring & Summer Workshop Schedule

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2018 Spring & Summer FBGA Workshop Schedule

FBGA workshops are free and open to the public. Workshops are presented in Ryan Centers multi-purpose room unless otherwise noted. Hands-on workshops have limited space. Please pre-register or RSVP as specified in the descriptions. For more information email the Education Chair at

All FBGA workshops are free, open to the public and are presented in Ryan Centers multi-purpose room unless otherwise noted. Hands-on workshops have limited space. Pre-register or RSVP as specified in the descriptions.

What and When to Plant for a Bountiful Harvest
With a month-to-month plan, your garden can be a constant source of veggies. Find out which plants do best when planted at the proper time. Learn the benefits of growing from seed and buying transplants.
Presenter: Adriann Musson & Christine Morales
Saturday February 17 — 2PM Ryan Center

Tools for a Productive Garden Season
This workshop will help you plan your small space garden and the tools you will need to make your ‘Garden of Eden’ a fruitful one!
Presenter: Jill Weingarten
Saturday February 24 — 1PM Ryan Center

Starting Plants from Seed
Do you want to start your plants from seed but aren’t sure how to go about it? A step-by-step seed planting demonstration will answer all your questions. This workshop will also cover:  lighting, heat, types of containers and types of soil-less mixtures available.
Presenter: Adriann Musson
Saturday March 3 — 2PM Ryan Center

Some like it Cool
We will discuss the needs of cool weather crops such as spinach, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, Swiss chard, radishes, onions and potatoes.
Presenter: Adriann Musson
Sunday March 18— 2PM Ryan Center

Summer Crops
Grow a bounty of vegetables by planning a smarter garden. This workshop will cover
what you can plant in late spring for a fruitful harvest in summer.
Presenter: Tom Ingram
Saturday March 24 — 2PM Ryan Center

Lasagna Gardening
Make double duty out of your garden bed. Is it a compost pile or a garden bed?
It’s both without the back pain! Learn how this ingenious method helps grow vegetables while creating compost.
Presenter Joe Nerone
Sunday April 15 — 1PM Meet at FBGA’s Pumpkin Patch.

Herbal Salves
We will make an herbal insect repellent, calendula and arnica salves. This workshop is hands-on and limited 20 people. Please pre-register by April 13th. Call 917 446 3764
or email fbgagardengal@optonline.net
Presenter: Adriann Musson
Saturday April 21— 2PM Ryan Center

Square Foot/Vertical Gardening
Up/down/All Around! If you think you can’t grow a ton of food and flower in your garden then this is the workshop for you. Explore new products and techniques to get the most out of your small space garden.
Presenter: Jill Weingarten
Sunday April 22— 1PM Row A Gazebo

Sign Painting
Just bring your creativity— we supply the brushes, paint and wood. One sign
per gardener. This hands-on workshop is limited to 20 people. Reserve your spot.
Please RSVP by April 20 Call: 917.446.3764 or email: fbgagardengal@optonline.net
Presenter: Susan Berman
Saturday April 28 — 2PM Meet at Row A Gazebo
Rain Location: Ryan Center

Please Eat the Daisies
On this garden walk you’ll discover edible flowers, greens, and berries found all around, then prepare and eat a delicious and colorful salad. Learn to love your weeds!
Presenter: Lois Pinetree
Sunday April 29 — 2PM Meet at Champions of Courage Garden

Garden to Gift
Make scented soaps and bath salts. “This is a hands-on workshop and limited to 20 people.
RSVP by May 7. Contact Anne Gaudet annegaudet@earthlink.net
Presenter: Anne Gaudet
Sunday May 13 — 2 PM Ryan Center

Sun Painting
Use natural materials you collect, cut-outs, special paint to create a garden flag. Bring interesting items to use. This workshop is hands-on and limited to 10 people. Minimum
age 12 years. Due to the nature of this workshop, if weather is anything but ideal it will be postponed. RSVP by June 2 and be sure to Include your phone number in case workshop is postponed. Rain Date June 23 Contact Ayala Jonas ayala.jonas@gmail.com
Presenter: Ayala Jonas
Saturday June 9 — 2PM Meet in the FBGA picnic area.

Pollinators in Your Garden
Pollinators need our help. Learn what you can do to make a pollinator paradise!
Presenter: Shari Romar
Saturday June 16 — 2PM Ryan Center

Yarn Spinning from Plants
Want to get the most out of your garden? This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of yarn spinning. You will learn how to use different plants and different parts of the plants to make ropes and threads.
Presenter: Yevgeniya “Jane” Mondella
Saturday August 4 — 2PM Ryan Center

Herbal Vinegars
Homemade vinegars are a way of enjoying the garden throughout the year. Join us & make vinegar from herbs grown in our gardens. If you attend, please bring a sample of herbs that you would like to use or bring a sample of something you canned or bottled for tasting.
Please pre-register by email: (synchronicgardener@yahoo.com) so we have an accurate count of participants.
Presenter: Richard White
Sunday August 12 — 2PM Meet in the FBGA picnic area.

Eating Healthy
Looking for new ways to cook your vegetables? Would you like to try a new vegetable but do not know how to prepare it? Join us for a cooking demonstration. Please feel free to bring a vegetable and a recipe if you would like to share it.
Please pre-register so that we have a head count.
email Adriann Musson: fbgagardengal@optonline.net or call 917.446.3764
Presenter: Elda Rosenberg & Adriann Musson
Saturday August 18 — 2PM Meet in the FBGA picnic area.