organic veg fruit gardening series

Let food be your reward: Grow vegetables and small fruit


Organic Vegetable and Small Fruit Gardening

  • Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Monday, May 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Monday, May 13, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Monday, June 3, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Master Gardeners of Rockland County present a 5 part series to get you well on your way to growing organic produce in your own back yard!

Organic Vegetable and Small Fruit Growing with Master Gardeners Diane & Robert Leifer

Growing your own organic vegetables and small fruit in your home garden is rewarding and financially beneficial.

About the series:

This five part series will provide you with all the information needed to be a successful grower of vegetables and small fruit. Lectures will include a complete understanding of the soil your crops grow in, how to maximize the yield in small growing spaces, growing your own transplants, and using companion planting and beneficial insects for healthier plants. Demonstrations will be an integral part of the series. The final lecture will include a tour and discussion at the Leifer’s home garden

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About the sessions:

Monthly classes are held Monday nights at CCE Rockland Education Center from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

April 29: Basics - Organic Vegetable Growing

  • Soil management, fertilizers, compost,
  • pH, moisture, & light
  • Tools, catalogs, books, web resources
  • Seed selection
  • Soiless mixtures
  • Growing containers
  • Transplant demonstration

May 6: Vegetable Gardening - Nuts & Bolts

  • Planning, companion planting, attracting
  • beneficial insects, vertical growing.
  • How to design an ideal garden (step by step)

May 13: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) & Drip Irrigation

June 3: Small Fruit Growing

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • And more...

Late June: Visit to Leifer’s Farm (Evening time TBA)

About the Instructors: 

Diane & Bob Leifer have been Master Gardener Volunteers for over 25 years, and frequently speak on the subject of organic gardening and other topics throughout Rockland County. Their gardens are unique in that they farm on every square inch and produce fresh vegetables and fruits year round.



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CCE Rockland Education Center
10 Patriot Hills Drive
Stony Point, New York 10980

Last updated March 20, 2019