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We started Edible Gardening CNY to encourage people to grow food in their own backyards, including vegetables, fruits, herbs, and maybe even sprouts and mushrooms.

For a number of years we held regular meetings to learn from experts and from each other how to grow healthy food, harvest and preserve it.

In 2014, we'll focus on helping new people learn how to grow some of their own food. Instead of monthly meetings on a variety of topics, we will be making presentations at some of the local libraries on topics of interest to people considering starting a garden. This webpage will provide information on what, where and when those presentations will take place.

Visit John's CNY garden online

OEGOur Edible Garden has lots of photos of John's garden, lots of information about how and what he grows, and links to more resources and videos about each topic.

You can also visit John's gardening blog.

If you want to be on our email list to be notified of upcoming presentations and events (generally about one email a month, sometimes two), send your name and email address to ediblecny@gmail.com.

Spring/Summer 2014 presentations

LIVERPOOL LIBRARY (310 Tulip St. Liverpool) - Monday, March 17 at 7:00 pm: Why Grow Some of Your Own Food? Reasons to have (or not have) a vegetable/fruit garden and what is required.

FAYETTEVILLE LIBRARY (300 Orchard St. Fayetteville) - Thursday, March 20 at 7:00 pm: Why Grow Some of Your Own Food? Reasons to have (or not have) a vegetable/fruit garden and what is required.

PETIT BRANCH LIBRARY (105 Victoria Pl. Syracuse) - Saturday, March 22 at 2:30 pm: Planning a Vegetable Garden What are the easy vegetables/fruits to start with. What grows when. How much space do different plants require. Preparing the garden bed.

LIVERPOOL LIBRARY (310 Tulip St. Liverpool) - Monday, March 24 at 7:00 pm: Planning a Vegetable Garden. What are the easy vegetables/fruits to start with. What grows when. How much space do different plants require. Preparing the garden bed.

LIVERPOOL LIBRARY (310 Tulip St. Liverpool) - Monday, March 31 at 7:00 pm: Starting Seeds and Seedlings. What do you need to start plants indoors? How and when to plant seedlings outdoors.

LIVERPOOL LIBRARY (310 Tulip St. Liverpool) - Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 pm: Raspberries, Blueberries, Grapes, Cherries, and other fruits. The advantage of fruits is that, once started, they produce year after year.

DEWITT COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Shoppingtown) - Monday, April 14 at 7:00 pm: Planning a Vegetable Garden What are the easy vegetables/fruits to start with. What grows when. How much space do different plants require. Preparing the garden bed.

LIVERPOOL LIBRARY (310 Tulip St. Liverpool) - Monday, April 21 at 7:00 pm: Pests That Can Spoil Your Gardening Fun. Gardens do attract pests and it helps to know who they are, when to expect them and how to keep them in check.

DEWITT COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Shoppingtown) - Monday, April 28 at 7:00 pm: Starting Seeds and Seedlings What do you need to start plants indoors? How and when to plant seedlings outdoors

PETIT BRANCH LIBRARY (105 Victoria Pl. Syracuse) - Monday, May 5 at 6:30 pm: Pests That Can Spoil Your Gardening Fun Gardens do attract pests and it helps to know who they are, when to expect them and how to keep them in check.

LIVERPOOL LIBRARY (310 Tulip St. Liverpool) - Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 pm: Storing and Preserving What Your Garden Produces. Canning, making jam, dehydrating and freezing are methods of keeping some of your produce (and produce from local farmers) for later in the year.

DEWITT COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Shoppingtown) - Monday, May 19 at 7:00 pm: Pests That Can Spoil Your Gardening Fun Gardens do attract pests and it helps to know who they are, when to expect them and how to keep them in check.

Get a presentation reminders by email

If you want to be on our email list to be notified of upcoming presentations and events (generally about one email a month, sometimes two), send your name and email address to ediblecny@gmail.com.

Questions?

Contact John at ediblecny@gmail.com.