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March 2021

Gardening 101 With Amelia LoDolce

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Grow Where You Are! Are you interested in gardening, have a plot at a VINES community garden, or just want to learn about growing food in a small space?  Join our Executive Director Amelia Lo Dolce as she walks us through gardening essentials, including: Spacing Garden design Sun/shade exposure When and where to plant certain crops Managing pests Caring for your soil And much more. Participants will create their own garden plan! *This workshop is free and open to gardeners…

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South Side Garden Planning Meeting

March 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Collaborate with South-siders on a garden design and action plan for our newly approved community garden site at 24 New Street.  Community Partners from VINES, Metro Interfaith and the local community will share the most updated garden plan.  We welcome design ideas, feedback, and volunteers from the local community.  

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VINES Annual (Virtual) Potluck!

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In the spirit of our Annual Potluck and our Annual Spring Dinner - join us on Monday, March 15th at 6pm to hear about: -what VINES has in store for the 2021 season -meet our new staff ...and we'll reveal our 2021 Golden Pepper Volunteer Award winners! We will have breakout rooms for folks to have time to connect, just like at our in-person events! We will meet via Zoom but will also have a LIVE Facebook feed during the…

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Seed Starting Workshop with Cynthia Averett

March 17 @ 5:30 pm

Join VINES' Binghamton Urban Farm Manager Cynthia Averett as she walks us through the basics of starting your favorite vegetables from seed.  Cynthia will cover seed-starting essentials, such as:  Join us for our online Seed Starting Workshop Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 at 5:30 pm. You will learn about: Starting your own transplants When and how to start seedlings Methods and low-cost options Which plants need an early start *This workshop is free and open to gardeners of all levels. A…

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Gardening 101 with Christina Zawerucha

March 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

  Are you interested in gardening, have a plot at a VINES community garden, or just want to learn about growing food in a small space?  Join our Community Garden Program Manager Christina Zawerucha as she walks us through gardening essentials, including: Spacing Garden design Sun/shade exposure When and where to plant certain crops Managing pests Caring for your soil And much more. Participants will create their own garden plan! *This workshop is free and open to gardeners of all…

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April 2021

Seed Saving for Beginners

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join local seed-saving expert Lisa Bloodnick in this online hands-on experience for beginner seed-savers.  Learn how to plan your garden in the Spring so you have viable seeds to save in the Fall.  This event is co-sponsored by our partners at Binghamton University Libraries. The workshop is Free and Open to the Public.  Suggested donation of $5-10 is appreciated.  

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Gardening 101 with Hope Townsend

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Are you interested in gardening, have a plot at a VINES community garden, or just want to learn about growing food in a small space?  Join our Youth Program Manager Hope Townsend as she walks us through gardening essentials, including: Spacing Garden design Sun/shade exposure When and where to plant certain crops Managing pests Caring for your soil And much more. Participants will create their own garden plan! *This workshop is free and open to gardeners of all levels.…

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May 2021

Organic Pest & Disease Management

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn how to protect your garden from pests and diseases without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.  VINES' Community Garden Program Manager will use interactive games and story telling to introduce the basics of organic pest and disease management for urban gardeners. Explore: Plant selection, nutrition and placement for pest prevention Basic Monitoring and identification of common pests and diseases Mechanical solutions for pest management Sanitation and habits for pest/disease prevention Attracting beneficial organisms for a "Whole Systems" approach…

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Container Gardening with Grow Bags & Beyond

May 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Build-A-Garden Manager Hope Townsend and Community Garden Manager Christina Zawerucha in a fun interactive workshop focused on growing plants in containers.  This online workshop will cover container gardening basics, including: -The Benefits of Growing in Containers and Grow Bags -Choosing the right container and spacing for your plants -Plant selection and placement throughout the seasons -Appropriate watering, fertilizing and container plant care -Non-chemical solutions to common pests and diseases And much more! This workshop is highly recommended for Build…

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