An Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop

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Knock Out High Produce Prices!
Go Organic, Grow Your Own
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An Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshop

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Vegetable prices are expected to spike this year because of the severe drought in California. How can you give your family a bounty of fresh, organic vegetables at prices you can afford?

By growing your own anywhere you have sun and a bit of space.

The Long Island Community Agriculture Network (LICAN), presents a two-hour workshop to show you how.

As a community service, the workshops will be presented twice in March (with identical content) to make this learning opportunity as convenient as possible.  The presenters will be Lawrence Foglia and Heather Forest, co-founders with Frances Whittelsey of LICAN, which manages the Gateway Park Community Garden. Larry and his wife, Heather, are also proprietors of Fox Hollow Farm in South Huntington, and raise gorgeous organic vegetables for the 90 families in their Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA). They’ll share what they’ve learned about producing high-quality vegetables in quantity.

• Who Should Attend: All gardeners, from beginners to experienced
The Workshop (with identical content) is offered twice::
Wednesday, 3/19 from 7 pm to 9 pm;
• Saturday, 3/29 10 am to noon

St. Hugh of Lincoln, Learning Center, 1450 New York Ave, Huntington Station

Learn about soil enrichment, succession planting, vegetable variety choices for productivity, organic weed management and pest control.
A $10 donation is requested to cover workshop costs

RSVP Please: For the 3/19 workshop,  click here, for the 3/29 workshop, click here.

Droughts, floods and other extreme weather mean vegetables supplies are at risk and prices likely to go up. By growing your own food in the good soil of Huntington, you can insure your own supply, control your budget, and connect with the earth.

In addition to creating and managing the Gateway Park Community Garden in Huntington Station, LICAN has assisted religious congregations and others to build gardens to grow food for the needy and conducted eco-literacy programs for children through a collaboration with the Tri Community & Youth Agency.

This workshop program is made possible in part by a grant from the Horace and Amy Hagedorn Fund. LICAN (www.lican.org) is fiscally sponsored by the not-for-profit Open Space Institute, a 501 C 3 organization.

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