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February 2021

Seed Saving and Food Sovereignty Panel Discussion

February 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  Please join Binghamton University Libraries and VINES in the first of our three- part educational series on seed saving!  Guest Speakers Junior Beauvais (Haitian Heirloom Seed Bank), Lisa Bloodnick (Bloodnick Family Farm), Anandi Premlall (Susty-Q, Queens) and  Dr Valerie Imbruce (Binghamton University Faculty- City As Living Laboratory) will discuss the importance of seed saving with regards to nutrition, climate change, farmer livelihoods, and biological and cultural diversity.  This event will be held for free over Zoom and Facebook Live.…

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March 2021

Gardening 101 With Amelia LoDolce

March 3, 2021 @ 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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Seed Starting Workshop with Cynthia Averett

March 17, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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

Gardening 101 with Hope Townsend

April 17, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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 Christina Zawerucha 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…

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August 2021

Meet The Beneficial Insects

August 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ross Park Zoo, 60 Morgan Rd, Binghamton, NY 13903, 60 Morgan Rd
Binghamton, NY 13903

Join VINES at the Ross Park Zoo (or online) as Linda Svoboda of Cornell Cooperative Extension introduces us to the world of beneficial insects.  From pollinators to predators, from decomposers to beneficial parasites, learn how to identify and support our insect allies! This workshop is FREE and open to the public.  Must pay Zoo admission if attending in person. This workshop will be held both online and in-person.  In person attendance is capped at 30 participants.  If you plan to…

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September 2021

2021 Ghanaian Cooking Workshop- Peanut Butter Soup

September 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lee Barta Community Center, 108 Liberty St
Binghamton, NY 13901 United States

Learn more about West African food, music and culture in an updated "Soups" edition of our very popular Ghanaian cooking workshop.   Afua and Janiah Baidoo-Davis will show us how to prepare peanut butter soup, an exciting yet simple one-pot dish that will turn common vegetables and everyday pantry ingredients into a crowd-pleasing sensation. This hybrid workshop is free and open to the public. In-person participation is limited to 10 participants. Unmasked participants must provide proof of vaccination. Online participation is…

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