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Spring Gardening Workshops

ELDERBERRY POND KITCHEN GARDEN WORKSHOPS
 (Growing and Preparing Fresh Local Produce)

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Organic Gardening Workshops

According to the New York Times one business that has not seen an economic downturn in recent months is the seed and garden plant business.  Home "Victory" type gardens are on the rise, and for good reason.  A small home garden can produce hundreds of dollars worth of fresh produce in a single season.  Add to that the convenience, quality, nutritional advantage, value of the exercise and the satisfaction of watching your food grow, and this should be the fastest "growing" business in the Country!  Well, for our part we would like to pass along some of our experience in planting and caring for your victory garden without using any dangerous (and expensive) chemicals or chemical fertilizers.  To than end we willbe offering three spring sessions on organic gardening as outlined below.   Each session will begin with a power point presentation at the restaurant reviewing organic gardening principles followed by specific techniques for growing specific  fruit, vegetable and herb varieties.  Weather permiting we will then tour our gardens and high tunnels for planting and care demonstrations.

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Below we have outlined the topics that will be presented for discussion at each of these sessions 

 

 

 

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ESTABLISHMENT AND ORGANIC MANAGEMENT OF A HOME ORCHARD
Sunday, April 2nd, 2;30PM TO 5:PM ($15 includes handouts)
 
 
                           Principles of Organic Farming
                              Why and Where to Plant an Orchard
                              Selecting Varieties and Rootstocks
                              How to Plant
                              Pruning and Organic Management
                              Organic Disease and Insect Management
                              Other tree Fruit 
                              Orchard Walk & Pruning Demonstration 
                               

 

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ORGANIC VEGETABLE GARDENING

Sunday, April 23rd 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm   (Price for this session $15 includes handouts)

                     

                  Principles of Organic Farming

                  Selecting Vegetables for Spring Planting

                    Starting Seeds Indoors

                    Direct seeding in garden

                    Organic Care and Pest Management

                    Garden and High Tunnel Walk & Tasting  

                     

 

 

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HERB GARDENING CLASS AND LUNCHEON
Saturday, May 20st - 11:30AM until 2:30PM
Price for the class & luncheon will be $25.

The focus of this session is on growing and cooking with culinary herbs.  We will start in the restaurant with a light luncheon featuring some of the interesting culinary herbs we grow.  We will discuss our favorite herb varieties. You will see these herbs growing in our herb garden and we will show you how we plant and propagate them. We will discuss how to use them in some delightful summer salads, entrèes and beverages.  


If you are interested in attending any of these sessions please call 315-252-6025 or e-mail us at lou@elderberrypond.com to register
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Elderberry Pond Gift Certificates

A perfect gift for those who enjoy fresh seasonal food in

a relaxing country setting.

Just call 315.252.6025 and we will send the certificate out along

with a colorful brochure with restaurant photos, sample menus, driving directions

and more.

THE RESTAURANT IS OPEN FOR THE SEASON AND WILL REMAIN OPEN THROUGH THE END OF DECEMBER
 
 
 
 
Open Wednesday through Sunday 
Lunch from 11:30 am and Dinner beginning at 5pm 

 
TO MAKE A RESERVATION. PURCHASE A GIFT CERTIFICATE OR TO PLAN AN EVENT CALL US AT
 
315.252.6025
 
 Elderberry Pond Restaurant - 3712 Center Street Road, Auburn, NY 13021. Located 2 miles from Rt. 5 and Rt 20 between Skaneateles and Auburn. See "driving directions" link at the top of the page
 
 
COUNTRY FOOD STORE 
 
 THE COUNTRY FOOD STORE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AND WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY, JUNE 16TH. WE WILL BE OPEN FROM 10:00AM UNTIL 5:30PM ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EACH WEEK.  





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