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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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New Street Community Garden Planning Meeting

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
New St Community Garden Site, 23 New Street
Binghamton, NY 13903 United States

This meeting is in person- MASKS REQUIRED. Please join neighbors, friends, and local businesses in planning the design for the New Street Community Garden on 24 New Street in the South Side of Binghamton.  Representatives from VINES and Metro Interfaith  will facilitate the group as we co-develop design concepts and a timeline for constructing the community garden.  

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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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June 2021

Composting 101 with Josh Enderle

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Composting Expert Josh Enderle as he reviews the basics of establishing best composting practices for your home or garden. Learn about: Setting up a home compost bin Enhancing the soil health of your garden Reducing household waste Composting Do’s and Dont’s Wednesday, June 16th at 5:30-6:30 pm via Zoom/Conference Call and Facebook Live. Free and open to all.  $10 suggested donation.

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