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June 2011

Youth Employment Open House and Interviews

June 28, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Binghamton Urban Farm, 16 Tudor Street
Binghamton, NY United States
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To apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program, please bring your completed application to one of our Open House/Interview Sessions, June 28th or 30th at 6pm. You will learn more about the Urban Farm, what to expect from the program, and go through a brief interview with an Urban Farm member. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend with their children. Youth must be interviewed in order to be hired. If you cannot attend an Open House, please contact us…

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Youth Employment Open House and Interviews

June 30, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Binghamton Urban Farm, 16 Tudor Street
Binghamton, NY United States
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To apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program, please bring your completed application to one of our Open House/Interview Sessions, June 28th or 30th at 6pm. You will learn more about the Urban Farm, what to expect from the program, and go through a brief interview with an Urban Farm member. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend with their children. Youth must be interviewed in order to be hired. If you cannot attend an Open House, please contact us…

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May 2012

Open House at the Binghamton Urban Farm

May 12, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Binghamton Urban Farm, 16 Tudor Street
Binghamton, NY 13901 United States
Free

Join us on Saturday, May 12th from noon to 2 pm for a chance to find out more about VINES, the Urban Farm and how you can become involved!  The open house will be held at 16 Tudor Street in downtown Binghamton and is free and open to the public. The open house will have tours of the Urban Farm, a potluck (feel free to bring food to share), seed planting for children and a seed packet giveaway.  Also come…

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June 2012

Jellies and Jams Canning Workshop 1

June 30, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$10

Ever thought about making your own jams or jellies?  With the right tools and a little bit of know-how it's quite easy!  Come to a 3 hour workshop to learn the basics about safe canning and go home with some of your own preserves, a Ball Canning guide and the knowledge you'll need to do this on your own! Jon Sterlace of Stueben County Cornell Cooperative Extension will be leading this workshop twice on June 30th, the first session is…

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Jams and Jellies Canning Workshop 2

June 30, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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$10

Ever thought about making your own jams or jellies?  With the right tools and a little bit of know-how it's quite easy!  Come to a 3 hour workshop to learn the basics about safe canning and go home with some of your own preserves, a Ball Canning guide and the knowledge you'll need to do this on your own! Jon Sterlace of Stueben County Cornell Cooperative Extension will be leading this workshop twice on June 30th, the first session is…

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August 2012

Tomato Canning Workshop

August 11, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
NY United States

Jon Sterlace from the Stueben County Cornell Cooperative Extension will again be teaching us basic safe canning skills for the adventurous gardener or foodie.  Attend this session to learn how to can tomatoes which can be a staple for all kinds of recipes.  This skill will come in handy for years to come, and give you the confidence to try all kinds of other canning projects! Join us this Saturday for a three hour workshop to learn the basics of…

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May 2018

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May 17, 2018
Binghamton Urban Farm, 16 Tudor Street
Binghamton, NY United States
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May 17, 2018
Binghamton Urban Farm, 16 Tudor Street
Binghamton, NY United States
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May 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Binghamton Urban Farm, 16 Tudor St
Binghamton, 13901
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January 2019

Volunteer Potluck- Old & New Volunteer Celebration!

January 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango St. Binghamton NY NY United States + Google Map

VINES couldn't do the work we do without our amazing volunteers. Volunteers and Friends, please join us for our Volunteer Potluck to see the faces behind the coordination and success of our many programs and projects. The event will begin at 5pm, please have your dish to share prepared by 5:30 pm.  Please bring serving utensils, all other plates and cutlery will be provided. No need to RSVP!

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Volunteer Potluck- Old & New Volunteer Celebration!

January 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango St. Binghamton NY NY United States + Google Map

VINES couldn't do the work we do without our amazing volunteers. Volunteers and Friends, please join us for our Volunteer Potluck to see the faces behind the coordination and success of our many programs and projects. The event will begin at 5pm, please have your dish to share prepared by 5:30 pm.  Please bring serving utensils, all other plates and cutlery will be provided. No need to RSVP!  

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April 2019

BU Alumni Day of Service

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Binghamton Urban Farm, 16 Tudor Street
Binghamton, NY United States
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Binghamton University's annual Alumni Day of Service brings together alumni of all ages and the communities they are apart of to make the world a better place. This year the Binghamton Urban Farm will be hosting alumni, family, and friends to help us with the massive undertaking of the Urban Farm expansion. There will be lots of compost to move and things to plant, so be ready to get your hands in some soil! Saturday April 13th, 9am-1pm @ the…

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Tudor Street Spring Cleanup

April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tudor Street, Binghamton

VINES is partnering with Chenango Supply and local community members for a spring cleanup! This cleanup will be located on Tudor St in downtown Binghamton, right near Chenango Supply and the VINES Urban Farm. Come on out and help us pick up all that garbage that was hiding under the snow and beautify our neighborhoods. Garbage bags, gloves, and food will be provided! Food will be provided by Peterson's Tavern.

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September 2019

Herbal Workshop – Fire Cider Making

September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lee Barta Community Center, 108 Liberty St
Binghamton, NY 13901 United States
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This workshop will be two hours long. The first hour will be a lecture and question format and the second hour will be making the remedy to take home with you. The first hour will teach you more about this simple herbal remedy that is used to support the immune system, prevent colds and other illnesses, and help people recover more quickly. We’ll talk about the history of this interesting remedy, as well as the medicinal benefits of some of…

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October 2019

Cooking with Soups and Storage Veggies

October 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Mansion Community Center, 85 Walnut St
Binghamton, NY 13905 United States
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Fall is the perfect time to start making all those delicious, warming soups and finding creative ways to use those storage veggies like potatoes and squash! In this hands-on workshop, we will be learning the difference between cream and broth based soups, and preparing a few recipes to enjoy together, so come ready to eat!   This workshop is free and open to the public. This event will be held at the Mansion Community Center, 85 Walnut St., Binghamton @…

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Garlic Planting

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Binghamton Urban Farm, 16 Tudor Street
Binghamton, NY United States
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Garlic is an absolute must to have on hand in the kitchen, and what's better than preparing meals with your very own home-grown cloves?! In this workshop we will learn about the best varieties for the area, planting techniques, and you can help us get our 2020 garlic crop in the ground! This is a hands on workshop you won't want to miss.   This workshop is free and open to the public. This event will be held at the…

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Vermicomposting

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Broome County Public Library, 185 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901 United States
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Vermicomposting is the practice of using red wiggler worms to help break down food. It's a great way to reduce your food waste while creating a nutrient rich compost to help give your garden a boost. Easy, clean, and odor free, you will definitely want to learn how this amazing process works, and will leave with all the skills and knowledge to get your own worm bin started! In addition to lot's of new knowledge, everyone who attends will receive…

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The Importance of Growing Natives

October 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Mansion Community Center, 85 Walnut St
Binghamton, NY 13905 United States
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Learn how important native plant species are for the ecology of our land, from the farm to the small urban landscape.  Learn about native alternatives to some of the most widely used ornamental landscaping plants now considered to be invasive species. Taught by Master Gardeners, Karen Anderson, Sarah Hodder, Jenna Cook   This workshop is free and open to the public. This event will be held at the Mansion Community Center, 85 Walnut St., Binghamton @ 6pm. Registration is required…

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November 2019

Fall Preservation – Dehydration

November 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lee Barta Community Center, 108 Liberty St
Binghamton, NY 13901 United States
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Do you love the taste of fresh, local apples, root vegetables, or herbs? Learning to dehydrate allows you to preserve all those delicious treats and enjoy them throughout the year. Come to this workshop to learn the techniques that will allow you to get creative in your snack making!   This workshop is free and open to the public. This event will be held at the Lee Barta Community Center, 108 Liberty Street, on Tuesday, November 5th at 6 PM.…

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February 2020

Garden Bowl

February 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on February 22, 2020 from 2-5 for bowling and fun! Prizes for best costume, highest score, lowest score and most funds raised! More information and registration here!

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April 2020

Gardening 101 ONLINE Workshop via Facebook/Zoom

April 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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? 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. A donation of $5-10 is suggested.

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ONLINE- Seed Starting Workshop

April 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Want to learn how to save money by starting your own seeds at home?  Join us for our online Seed Starting Workshop next Thursday, April 16th, 2020. 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 donation of $5-10 is suggested.  

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May 2020

VINES Virtual Potluck

May 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In the spirit of our Annual Potluck and our Annual Spring Dinner - join us on Monday, May 11th at 6pm to hear about: -what VINES has in store for the 2020 season -meet our new staff ...and we'll reveal our 2020 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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Online Composting Workshop

May 13, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for our online Composting Workshop presented in partnership with Broome County Cornell Cooperative Extension. 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, May 13th at 12:30-1:30 pm via Zoom/Conference Call and Facebook Live. Free and open to all.  $10 suggested donation.

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VINES Virtual Escape Room

May 15, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - May 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

  Tony the Turnip, beloved mascot of VINES has gone missing! Was he kidnapped? Did he run away? Is he hiding? Gather your friends and family from across the country to solve the virtual puzzles on Zoom and find Tony... before it’s too late! With our in-person fundraising events cancelled this year we're hosting a VIRTUAL ESCAPE ROOM! Learn more about VINES, participate in some mind bending puzzles, look for clues and enjoy hanging with your friends! GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!…

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Online Workshop- Common Herbs for Food & Health

May 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join local herbalist and wild foods enthusiast Rebecca Heller-Steinberg as she shares some uses for common plants that are most likely already growing in your yard, garden, or neighborhood. This video workshop will include a virtual trip to a Binghamton area backyard so you can see what the plants look like. Recipes, safety considerations, and ethical harvesting will also be discussed. Wednesday, May 27th at 5:00-6:30 pm via Zoom/Conference Call and Facebook Live. Free and open to all.  $10 suggested donation.

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June 2020

Online Beekeeping Q & A with Sue Garing

June 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Did our Quick Tip Beekeeping video series pique your interest?  Pose all of your questions to local beekeeping expert Sue Garing in this live online Q&A. Free and open to the public.  Available over Zoom, conference call, or Facebook live.      

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July 2020

Online: Intro to Plant Health & Pest Management

July 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Learn the basics of Plant Health & Health Management in this live online workshop.  Learn how to prevent, identify and respond to pest and disease management issues without the use of chemical pesticides.  This is a basic introduction with opportunities for Q&A.  

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August 2020

Ghanaian Cooking Workshop

August 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Binghamton Urban Farm, 16 Tudor Street
Binghamton, NY United States
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Learn more about Ghanaian food, music and culture from this vibrant West African nation.  Afua Baidoo-Davis will teach participants how to cook traditional Ghanaian food with fresh vegetables grown at the Binghamton Urban Farm!  This workshop will be limited to 10 in-person registrants, and will be streamed live over Zoom and Facebook for the larger community- so you can cook along with us from home or in person :). Free and open to all!  Suggested Donation of $5-10.

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September 2020

Winter Growing & Season Extension Workshop

September 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Binghamton Urban Farm, 16 Tudor Street
Binghamton, NY 13901 United States

Want to grow vegetables all year round? Learn how to extend your growing season by planting and protecting crops from Fall through the Winter Months.  This online workshop will be held in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County via Zoom and Facebook Live.

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October 2020

Garlic Growing Workshop

October 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Binghamton Urban Farm, 16 Tudor Street
Binghamton, NY 13901 United States

  Learn how to plant, harvest, and dry your own garlic at home from VINES' Urban Farm Manager Kyle Rittenberg.  Limited to 10 Participants in-person at the Binghamton Urban Farm, unlimited participation via Zoom or Facebook Live.  FREE & Open to the public- suggested donation of $5-$10.

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Live Garlic Growing Q&A and Follow-Up

October 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In case you were unable to attend last week's Garlic Growing Workshop, Binghamton Urban Farm Manager Kyle Rittenberg will be available to answer your garlic growing questions in our live online Q&A.  Please be sure to watch the video from last week's workshop here.  Please register using the form below. *Limit to 100 participants.  Thank you. 

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“Gather” Documentary Screening

October 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On October 28th at 7pm, VINES will be hosting a screening of the documentary "Gather". This film takes a look at food sovereignty in Native American communities and how it is being used to reclaim political, cultural, and spiritual identities. As we have a limited number of people we can show this screening to, sign-ups are first come, first served.    

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November 2020

Online- Introduction to Permaculture Workshop

November 4, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Award-winning permaculture designer Monica Ibacache will be joining us from Oaxaca, Mexico to walk participants through the basic principles and strategies of permaculture design.  Participants will leave the workshop with tools to develop a permaculture design for their home or community garden. FREE & Open to the Public- $5-10 suggested donation.

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February 2021

Community Garden Proposal Workshop

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

NOTICE: If you are interested in the Mill Street Garden Proposal, please register for our Southside Garden planning meeting on Saturday, March 13th at 11 AM instead.*  Would you like to see a community garden in your neighborhood?  Please join us for a free Community Garden Proposal workshop, where we will go through the steps required to create a community garden with VINES! Learn how to... Choose and Design a Garden Site Build Community Support Acquire Funding Accessibility Options And…

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Seed Saving and Food Sovereignty Panel Discussion

February 24 @ 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 @ 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 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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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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July 2021

Cooking Greens with Wendy Pursel

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY, JULY 7TH FROM 5:30-7:00 PM Learn creative ways to use collard greens, kale, spinach, Swiss chard and other delicious leafy greens in the kitchen!  Explore affordable, nutritious and delicious recipes with Wendy Pursel, including how to make your own vegetable broth, beans and greens 1-pot meal, and a green pesto. This hybrid event will be held in person (10 person limit) at the Lee Barta Community Center, and streamed live over Zoom, Facebook…

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Food Preservation with Cornell Cooperative Extension

July 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a Free Food Preservation workshop with Ann Supa from Cornell Cooperative Extension.  Learn simple ways to save this summer's harvest to share with family and friends. This workshop will be held remotely over Zoom, Facebook Live, and Phone Conference Call. This workshop is Free and open to the public.  A donation of $5-$10 is appreciated.

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Kurdish Cooking: Delicious Dolmas and Stuffed Vegetables

July 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Binghamton Urban Farm, 16 Tudor Street
Binghamton, NY 13901 United States
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In this workshop, Bahar Demirtas will teach about the food, history and culture of the Kurdish people.  We will learn how to make stuffed peppers and dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) using fresh ingredients from VINES' Farm Share program and spices from local small businesses.  Cook along with us at the Binghamton Urban Farm while Bahar showcases original artwork and poetry about the Kurdish experience. This workshop is free and open to the public.  A suggested donation of $5-$10 is appreciated.…

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