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Sat, Feb 17


Gade Farm

Creating a Backyard Vegetable Garden

Do you want to start growing your own food, but don't really know where to start? Come learn some veggie gardening basics from John Martin- gardener extraordinaire! He will walk you through the basics and get you started on the right foot as you get into vegetable gardening!

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Creating a Backyard Vegetable Garden
Creating a Backyard Vegetable Garden

Time & Location

Feb 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Gade Farm, 2479 Western Ave, Altamont, NY 12009, USA


About the event

This presentation provides a basic checklist for the beginner and some tips for the experienced vegetable gardener on the creation and maintenance of backyard vegetable gardens.  Learn how to select what to grow and when as well as the types of gardens based on space and accessibility.  Soil guidance, watering techniques, sunlight, crop rotation, seasonal plantings, and vegetable families will also be discussed with respect to the types of vegetables being considered.

This is a FREE class- but please pre-register so that we have enough seats, materials, and refreshments!

This class will be taught by John Martin.  After settling in with retirement, John decided to find a way to give back to the community. In 2018, John completed the Master Gardener training and started volunteering. He has been gardening, growing flowers, herbs, and vegetables over the last 35 years and through trial and error has found what works for him. John merged his experiences with research based gardening practices to develop presentations. He enjoys helping communities and individuals learn to garden and take care of the environment.  

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