Free Vegetable Gardening Series Offered

BURLINGTON – University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Community Horticulture Program Master Gardener volunteers will host a free vegetable gardening education series on six consecutive Saturdays this spring.

Learn to Grow Vegetables will be offered weekly via Zoom, April 17 through May 22, from 9 to 10 a.m. The series consists of 10 short videos produced by University of Maine Cooperative Extension on different vegetable gardening topics, and includes live, facilitated Q&A sessions with UVM Extension Master Gardeners. The final session will be a live presentation on using high and low tunnels to extend the growing season.

Although geared to novice and first-time gardeners, the series will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about growing vegetables in the shorter growing season found in northern climates. To register for one or more of the six sessions, go to go.uvm.edu/growveg.

Dates and topics: April 17, Vegetable Gardening — Where to Begin and Planning Your Garden; April 24, Preparing Your Garden Soil and Planting; May 1, Managing Weeds and Watering Your Garden; May 8, Plant Diseases and Preserving the Harvest; May 15, Pain-Free Gardening and Preparing Your Garden for Winter; May 22: Extending the Season with High and Low Tunnels.For more information, contact Cindy Heath at (603) 543-1307 or cindy.heath@uvm.edu. To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact her two weeks prior to the day of the session.