Early Spring Harvests and More Planting

Date(s) - Sunday, Jun 11, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Audubon Community Nature Center will present the workshop Early Spring Harvests and More Planting from 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11 at the home of the presenters, Scott and Pam Stoleson in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania. Driving directions will be emailed to registrants on the Thursday before the workshop.

The first crops of the year should harvestable by this date. Sure, there’s lettuce, but have you ever tried Minutina? Or Mizuna? Sorrel? Wrinkled Crinkled Cress? Or Osaka Purple mustard?

Everyone knows strawberries, but how about Honeyberries? Weather and groundhogs willing, you’ll sample these and other early harvests. This is also the time to plant heat-loving, frost-sensitive crops such as tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplants, and melons. You’ll learn how to use plastic mulch to help keep these tender veggies’ roots warm.

You will learn from experts with a lot of experience. Scott and Pam Stoleson have been raising some of their own food for more than 15 years. They estimate that they produce 85% of the vegetables, 50% of the fruit, and 10% of the nuts that they consume.

Keep in mind that you could get dirty.

Fee for the workshop is $16 and for Nature Center members, $12.

Enrollment is limited. Paid reservations are required by Wednesday, June 7, and can be made by calling 569-2345 during business hours or register online.

Future workshops will be on Sunday afternoons. The theme on July 16 is Maintaining Your Garden, August 20 is Late Summer Harvests, and October 1 is Fall Harvests and Putting Your Garden to Bed.