Extend growing season

Date(s) - Monday, Oct 16, 2017
5:00 pm-6:00 pm

Audubon Community Nature Center


Learn how to extend the growing season of your garden in a free workshop from 5-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 at Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. 

In this climate, growing things all year long can be a challenge. You can learn about cold-hardy vegetables, tools such as cold-frames and cloches that create warmer microclimates, and simple frost protection to make the harvest last a little bit longer or come on a little bit earlier in the spring.

Audubon senior naturalist Sarah Hatfield, volunteer Reg Boutwell, and other local gardeners will show you the ways they keep their gardens producing into the fall and through winter. There will be a short program followed by a panel questions-and-answers session.

Hands-on demonstrations will be available in the kitchen garden, so be prepared to go outside, dressing for the weather with appropriate footwear.

A grant from Jamestown Cummins Engine Plant covers the costs of the workshop. It also funded the raised beds designed and built by Reg Boutwell that were added to Audubon’s kitchen garden this year, making space for those in wheelchairs and with mobile disabilities to access the garden and effectively learn in a hands-on manner.

While reservations for the workshop are appreciated, walk-ins are welcome. Register online or call (716) 569-2345 during business hours.

For more information, call (716) 569-2345.