Each week in this section you can find a new article about things to keep you busy in and near your garden -- in every season.
Week 6: One of the things I love about gardening is that there's always something to discover. Taking a gardening class is an easy way to find new inspiration. Some classes are lectures and others are hands-on. Find out before you go so that you can dress appropriately.
Last year, I learned how to test and amend my soil. I'm looking forward to seeing if my plants notice the difference this year. I also took a class on growing garlic from seed, so I'll be experimenting with different techniques in my garlic patch.
If you want to take a class, here are some places that offer a variety of courses for gardeners. Space is often limited, so sign up soon.
Check the local school district's continuing education department.
Westchester Community College in Valhalla, N.Y. offers lectures at the Native Plant Center.
The Cornell University Cooperative Extension offers several classes and has demonstration gardens at Hart's Brook Park and Preserve in Hartsdale, N.Y. The Master Gardener program is taught every two years.
Nick Mancini , teaches organic vegetable gardening at his own workshop as well as at Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Conn. and in the Westport and Fairfield, Conn. schools.
At The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx you can listen to a lecture, take a class or become a landscape designer.
Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens in Stamford, Conn. has several lectures on gardening topics. The University of Connecticut Master Gardener program is taught here.
Check your local nursery for gardening classes.
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