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You Can Harvest Spring Crops at Audubon Workshop, Sunday Afternoon, June 11
You Can Harvest Spring Crops at Audubon Workshop, Sunday Afternoon, June 11

Jamestown, NY – “Early Spring Harvests and More Planting” is the theme of the second in a series of workshops on organic gardening presented by Audubon Community Nature Center.

You are invited to a hands-on, taste-buds-on workshop at the home of organic gardeners Scott and Pam Stoleson in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania. At the 1-3 p.m. event on Sunday afternoon, June 11, you can sample various greens and berries and help plant major crops.

The first crops of the year should harvestable by this date. Sure, there’s lettuce, but have you ever tried Minutina? Or Mizuna? Sorrel? Wrinkled Crinkled Cress? Or Osaka Purple mustard?

Everyone knows strawberries, but how about Honeyberries? Weather and groundhogs willing, you’ll sample these and other early harvests. This is also the time to plant heat-loving, frost-sensitive crops such as tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplants, and melons. You’ll learn how to use plastic mulch to help keep these tender veggies’ roots warm.

You will learn from experts with a lot of experience. Scott and Pam Stoleson have been raising some of their own food for more than 15 years. They estimate that they produce 85% of the vegetables, 50% of the fruit, and 10% of the nuts that they consume.

Keep in mind that you could get dirty.

Fee for the workshop is $16, $12 for Nature Center members. 

Enrollment is limited. Paid reservations are required by Wednesday, June 7, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or clicking through Attend a Program/Programs and Workshops under Plan Your Visit at www.auduboncnc.org.

Future workshops will be on Sunday afternoons. The theme on July 16 is Maintaining Your Garden, August 20 is Late Summer Harvests, and October 1 is Fall Harvests and Putting Your Garden to Bed. For details, check out these dates at Attend a Program/Programs and Workshops under Plan Your Visit or click through the Programs link in the top bar at auduboncnc.org.

Save these dates and watch Audubon’s newsletters and website for more details. The final class will include preparing a meal from ingredients you will pick on arrival.

Audubon education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, and Lenna Foundation.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways. Visit at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania, or online at auduboncnc.org.

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