April and May sessions on pruning and vegetables

Stonecrop Gardens, 81 Stonecrop Lane, outside Cold Spring, will present gardening workshops in April and May.

Pruning and Willow-Weaving Workshop

Saturday, April 4, 1:30 to 4:30
$40/$30 (Stonecrop Members); registration required.

Just in time for early spring pruning, join Stonecrop gardeners as they explore basic pruning principles you can use in your garden this season. Topics to be covered include techniques, timing, coppicing and pollarding with demonstrations on apple trees, wisteria, Salix and Cornus. They will also teach the crafts of making bentwood structures and wattle fencing.

The Art & Practice of Vegetable Gardening

Part I: Saturday, April 11, 8:45 to 3:30 (Rain Date: Sunday, April 12)
Part II: Saturday, May 30, 8:45 to 1 (Rain Date: Sunday, May 31)
Participation in both Parts I & II is essential
$80/$60 (Stonecrop Members); registration required.

This workshop offers something for everyone, from the novice to the experienced gardener. Instructors will show participants how to use seed to develop an aesthetically pleasing vegetable garden that yields a wealth of crops from mid-spring to late fall. Discussion and fieldwork will give participants insight to planning, soil preparation, essential tools and resources, and practical techniques.

Attendees will be sowing seed both indoors and out, drawing drills and making supports. Plan to leave armed with a plethora of ideas (as well as some seedlings) to use in your own vegetable garden this season.

For more information, call 845-265-2000 or visit stonecrop.org.

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