GG program

Learn about gardening!

Green Gardener

Learn about native plants!


Learn how to start a garden from scratch!

Edible Gardens

Learn about organic edible gardening!

Green Gardener Program

A Virtual Environmentally Minded Gardening Education.

The Green Gardener Program is a non- credit, adult education program offered to environmentally minded garden enthusiasts, from the novice to the well experienced gardener who is looking for a little review. Each class topic consists of two sessions. The first session primarily a lecture presentation with a home assignment and time for questions. The second session is for student assignment share and review.

Learning Objectives and Student Outcomes:

The Green Gardener Program is based on the latest science- based information from Cornell University, providing students with a practical approach to gardening and environmental stewardship. Taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators and Master Gardeners, this series of lecture presentations and interactive assignments offers an in-depth, environmentally focused educational experience that will prepare students to create a healthy and thriving garden of their own. 

Course Schedule for 2022:

(All classes are from 6:00-8:00pm via Zoom)

Course Descriptions:

February 2nd and 9th - Organic Edible Gardening- MGVs Bob and Diane Leifer

February 16th and 23rd - Starting a Garden from Scratch by MGV Donna DeSousa

March 2nd and 9th - Gardening with Native Perennials, Trees and Shrubs by MGV Donna DeSousa

Organic Edible Gardening

Learn how to maximize the space you have to organically grow vegetables and fruit through-out the year. This class will cover seed selection, organic fertilizers, vertical growing, container gardening, cold frames, succession planting and more.

Starting a Garden from Scratch

You can create the garden of your dreams; it’s easier than you think. You will learn practical tips and techniques on starting a garden including site and soil preparation, plant selection and protection from pests. This class will help you start any type of garden from one that delivers fresh, home-grown vegetables, to one that is filled with beauty and color.

Gardening with Native Perennials, Trees and Shrubs

Explore the benefits of native plants and how to incorporate these beauties into your garden. Incorporating native plants into your landscape will grace the garden with spring, summer and fall color, attracting local birds, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Explore the vast array of native plants that are suitable for all conditions.

Registration Information:

Participants can register for each individual minimum donation of $45 per course. Participants enrolling in all 3 courses receive a discounted tuition rate of $120 donation for the whole program.

Register Online at Eventbrite

Last updated February 16, 2022