Sustainable Strategies for Urban Gardens and Landscapes
Free Community Gardening Workshop!
Wednesday, August 31st from 5:30-7:30pm at the Westcott Community Garden (127 Harvard Place, Syracuse NY 13210)
The University neighborhood brims with a wide range of sustainable landscape and garden practices. Using neighborhood examples, Terry will discuss appropriate plant material choices for four season interest, pesticide-free management of pests, soil management, autumn leaf management, and lawn management in small spaces, with opportunity to ask questions.
We’ll start at the Westcott Community Garden with a discussion and refreshments, and then take a two or three block walk through the neighborhood to discuss examples of various lawn, landscape and garden strategies.
Please bring a lawn chair for sitting in the garden. Rain Location: Recess Coffee House (110 Harvard Place).
Long-time neighborhood resident, Terry Ettinger, will lead the program. He manages the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry teaching and research greenhouse complex (www.esf.edu/greenhouses), owns Terry L. Ettinger Horticulture Consulting Services (www.tlehcs.com), and hosts the weekly “Weeder’s Digest” radio program on FM News Radio 106.9 and 570 WSYR and the award-winning Your News Now television programs “Garden Journeys” and “Going Green.” Terry is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and a New York State Nursery & Landscape Association Certified Nursery Professional.
Join Terry Ettinger and fellow community gardeners for a free workshop on Sustainable Strategies for Urban Gardens and Landscapes! View the workshop flyer.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact:
| (315) 424-9845 ext. 229
Building Raised Garden Beds
with a Raised Bed Building Demonstration by Les Ulm
5:30-7:30pm Wednesday September 14, 2011
at the Southwest Community Farm (100 Bellevue Avenue, Syracuse NY)
Urban Garden Composting Workshop
Wednesday, August 24th
5:30-7:30pm at the Assisi Center
(800 N. Salina St. Syracuse NY 13208)
Join us for a free gardening workshop led by Greg Gelewski, Recycling Operations Manager at OCRRA and Syracuse Grows Board Member, Sarah Brown. Learn the basics of composting including aeration, proper moisture levels, carbon to nitrogen ratios and composting in Syracuse weather! The workshop will begin with a short presentation at the Assisi Center; then we will walk to the Isabella Street Tapestry Garden for a composting demonstration. Refreshments provided.
This workshop, for Syracuse community and home gardeners, is co-hosted Syracuse Grows, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County.
Click to see the workshop flyer. For additional information or to RSVP, contact
(315) 424-9485 ext 229.
The event will be rain or shine. The Assisi Center is a wonderful inside meeting space located in the same building as the Credit Union on the corner of Catawba and N. Salina.
Please RSVP for all workshops:
(315) 424-9485 ext 229
Look forward to more Syracuse Grows workshops!
Holistic Pest Workshop with Karen Kerney
In the shade of the Stone Soup Community Garden, Syracuse Grows, NOFA-NY, and the Cornell Cooperative Extension sponsored the first Gardening Workshop of the summer for local gardeners in the area. Karen Kerney led the workshop, presenting her garden knowledge to combat weeds and pests holistically. Community members and gardeners snacked on local and organic refreshments, shared gardening stories, identified weeds in the community garden, and learned many valuable gardening tricks for growing a healthy garden. The workshop also discussed natural solutions to ward off pests, conversed about companion planting, and then dug their hands in the raised beds of the Stone Soup Community Garden to help weed!
Look forward to more summer and fall workshops. All workshops will be posted to the Syracuse Grows website and Syracuse Grows calendar.
Holistic Pest & Weed Management Workshop
Thursday, July 14th: 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Stone Soup Community Education Garden (410 Gifford St. Syracuse, NY 13204)
Want to keep your garden free of weeds and pests? The secret is building a healthy garden system. In this workshop gardeners will learn to create systems to combat weeds (plants that grow where you don’t want them) and pests. Strategies include learning to identify weeds native to the environment, building healthy soil, cultivating plants that provide habitat for beneficial insect “allies.”
Bring your favorite garden tool and don’t worry about getting dirty. We’ll conclude with refreshments and conversation in the garden.
Karen Kerney has been farming sustainably in Cortland, NY for nearly three decades and is a founding member of NOFA-NY. Karen is also an artist and an activist, working as the Art Director for Syracuse Cultural Workers. She works, hands-on, to build a better world.
This workshop, for Syracuse community and home gardeners, is co-hosted by NOFA-NY, Syracuse Grows, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County.
Click to see the Workshop Flyer. For additional information or to RSVP, contact Kayleigh Burgess at
or (315)424-9485 ext. 229.
Documentary Screening "Vanishing of the Bees" June 17, 2011
The Syracuse Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network, Syracuse Grows, and Slow Food CNY are holding a screening of the documentary “Vanishing of the Bees,” a piercing investigation of the economic, political and ecological implications of the global disappearance of the honeybee (www.vanishingbees.com). Please join us for this important film on June 17th at 7pm at ArtRage (505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY 13203-2411). There is a suggested donation of $5. Local beekeepers will lead a discussion and answer questions following the screening and light snacks will be provided. Seating is limited at 75, and it will be first come, first serve.