New Classes in Organic Gardening!

  • Squiretown Park 62 Red Creek Rd Hampton Bays, NY, 11946

Organic Gardening Certificate Program

Native Plants, Pollinators & Food Forests, Fridays from July 21 – Sept 8 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

An in-depth class series featuring all the basic skills and knowledge needed to develop a bio-intensive vegetable garden from the ground up. Topics will include permaculture design and application, soil analysis and amendments, compost preparation, plant propagation, rain harvesting and irrigation, organic pest and disease management, edible natives, pollinators, seed saving, and winterization.
 
The program is divided into four distinct modules of eight classes each. Students who complete the whole series of 32 classes will be rewarded with a certificate in organic gardening, presented by the Ecological Culture Initiative. Course literature and materials are included with registration.

The course will be a combination of both classroom instruction and fieldwork.  Students should be prepared to work outdoors during some sessions.

Instructors: Rachel Stephens and Marc Fasanella (with additional guest lecturers).

All instruction will take place on Friday Evenings • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Additional field work (optional) can be scheduled Tuesdays & Saturdays • 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

Friday Evening Classes

Organic Garden Design & Seed Propagation, March 31 – May 19
Soil Science, Plant Health & Rain Harvest, May 26 – July 14
Native Plants, Pollinators & Food Forests, July 21 – Sept 8 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Harvesting, Seed Saving & Winterizing, Sept 15 – Nov 3 • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Age: 16 - Seniors

Place: Lodge at Squiretown Park, 62 Red Creek Road, Hampton Bays

Fee per Unit: $240 Southampton Town resident,  $250 non-resident (8 classes). Total fee for the full Program: $960 Southampton Town resident, $1000 non-resident (32 classes).  Southampton Town residents will be reimbursed $10 per unit by ECI upon proof of residency.

Learn more about Modules 3 & 4 on our Organic Gardening Certificate Program page