Gardening workshop planned for Pine Hill

Pine Hill — The Pine Hill Community Center will sponsor a series of three free workshops  for all ages designed to help would-be gardeners plan, plant, maintain, and harvest a small vegetable garden.   The workshops, led by horticulturist Andrew Messinger and farmer Madalyn Warren, will be hands-on, using the center’s small garden space.  Participants will take away practical information and some start-up seeds and/or plants. They will also be able to participate in the cultivation of the PHCC Community Garden

The workshop schedule is: Sunday, April 14, preparation and planning the small vegetable garden; Sunday, April 28, first spring planting and Sunday, June 2, second planting. All three workshops will be held at 10 a.m.

Throughout the season, additional workshops will cover topics including composting with worms (vermiculture);  keeping your soil healthy, happy and productive; summer and winter mulches; deer and rodent proofing the vegetable garden; and other issues of interest.

Andrew Messinger is a professional horticulturist who has been writing The Hampton Gardener for over 30 years and has managed award winning landscape gardens in New York and Virginia.  He has taught numerous courses at the New York Botanic Garden and Long Island University. He’s been gardening in the Catskills for the past 10 years.

Madalyn Warren is a local farmer who is a dedicated local food advocate, working with students at the Roxbury Central School Garden and hosting “The Farm Hour” on WIOX. 
Pre-registration is encouraged.  For more information call 254-5469.