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Spencertown Academy Virtual Lecture: “Vegetable Garden Planted, What Now?”, Jun 19

Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents “Vegetable Garden Planted, What Now?”, A Virtual Lecture with Ron and Jennifer Kujawski.

Though planning, preparation, and planting a vegetable garden takes some effort, the work, and rewards, have just begun. This presentation will look at post-planting efforts to sustain the garden and reap the rewards through the growing season. Topics covered include: summer maintenance, pest and disease management strategies, tips on harvesting, planning for a late season harvest, and cover cropping.

Ron & Jennifer Kujawski are a father-daughter gardening team who tend a 10,000 square foot garden in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Jennifer is a horticulturist and a writer and editor who works for a variety of organizations. Ron served as an Extension Educator in the Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program at the University of Massachusetts. Now retired, he spends time as a horticultural writer and lecturer. His weekly columns appear in the Berkshire Eagle and The Berkshire Edge. He and his daughter co-authored the book: Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardeners Handbook. Their weekly gardening tips can be found on Instagram at @weekbyweekvegetablegardeners.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 19, 2021 / 4 pm – 5 pm

ADMISSIONTickets are $10
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Spencertown Academy Presents “Why Start Plants From Seed?” Virtual Talk by Mary Ann Iaccin, Mar 21

Spencertown Academy Arts Center  launches the 2021 Hidden Gardens Virtual Lecture Series with a talk by Master Gardener Mary Ann Iaccino titled “Why Start Plants From Seed?” on Sunday March 21 via Zoom. The lecture will be about an hour, followed by a Q&A with participants. 

Mary Ann Iaccino“The pandemic created a booming interest in home gardening—from ‘Victory Gardens’ to growing vegetables in pots on rooftops. In our area, fenced vegetable gardens and raised beds cropped up everywhere last year,” says Madaline Sparks, Academy board member and co-chair of Hidden Gardens. It looks like the trend will continue, so we want to offer a little help to those who are trying for the first time or just want a refresher about starting plants from seed.”

“Starting your own vegetables and flowers from seed can be an economical way to fill garden space and enjoy a much wider variety of plants than you could find in any nursery,” says Iaccino. “There’s nothing more fun and hopeful than planning one’s summer garden when it’s still bitter cold outside.”

This lecture will cover getting a handle on where to start, and pin down the information found on seed packets and in catalogs. It will also investigate how to meet environmental conditions that are needed for seed germination at home and go through the process of starting seeds to transplanting strong seedlings into the garden.

Iaccino has been in the education field as a high school biology teacher, a museum educator, and as an adult education instructor. She started as a Master Gardener Volunteer in the 1990s when she lived in Dutchess County. After moving back home to the Hudson area in 2005, she joined the Master Gardener Volunteers of Columbia-Greene counties participating in presenting programs and workshops.

Additional topics and dates will be announced soon. The annual Hidden Garden Tour will take place on August 28, 2021 and, in addition to properties with beautiful landscapes and flower gardens, will feature various vegetable gardens.

DATE/TIME: Sunday March 21, 2021 /  1pm – 2:30pm

ADMISSION: Tickets are $10
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Spencertown Academy – Virtual Garden Lecture w/ Robert Clyde Anderson, Jun 28

 

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Spencertown Academy’s Garden Lecture with Robert Clyde Anderson will take place on Sunday, June 28 via Zoom.

The lecture, ‘Naturalistic Planting on a Domestic Scale’ is an illustrated talk that will focus on practical techniques for creating and managing naturalistic plantings at a size that’s feasible for the home gardener, in terms of both labor and expense. Using part of his own garden as the example, the presenter will share failures and successes in the development, over three seasons, of a wet meadow style planting. Topics addressed will include site selection and preparation, plant material sources, choices and acquisition, installation tips, and seasonal care.

Robert Clyde Anderson found his way to the Hudson Valley after a New York City career in illustration and book design. A native of Louisiana, Robert is a lifelong gardener and has designed and maintained gardens in Columbia County as well as serving as right-hand man for eight years at the former Loomis Creek Nursery in Claverack, NY.

In 2012 Robert was hired to launch the retail division of Pondside Nursery in Hudson NY, a new garden center specializing in standard and unusual perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees as well as select pottery, tools and garden accessories. At Pondside, Robert served as Creative Director and as the buyer for perennials, annuals and hardgoods, and wrote about plants and gardening for the nursery website/newsletter. In 2017 he resigned his position to concentrate on garden design, writing, teaching and public speaking, although he remains associated with Pondside as a consultant and designer.

Robert makes his home in Stuyvesant, NY where he maintains a two acre “laboratory” garden that includes shrub borders, a sunny terraced xeric garden, a shady wooded streamside area, a moist meadow, a kitchen garden and a small flock of chickens.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 28, 2020 / 4pm – 5pm

LOCATION: Zoom

ADMISSION: $10
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Butterfly Lecture at Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Jun 2

“Where Have All the Monarchs Gone and What We Can Do About It?” by Maraleen Manos-Jones.

Environmental activist and master gardener Maraleen Manos-Jones is known as the “Butterfly Woman” as she has been raising, tagging, and releasing butterflies for over forty years. She is the author of The Spirit of Butterflies: Myth, Magic & Art, published by Harry Abrams. Manos-Jones was the first non-native woman to find the monarchs’ overwintering habitats in Mexico in 1977 after a two month search in the mountains, and she has returned to Mexico ever since working with the mountain people, helping to plant over six million trees around the monarch sanctuaries. She will share up-to-date information about the challenges the monarchs face and what concerned people living in the United States can do to help protect them.

“Maraleen is a great, impassioned, enthusiastic speaker, with fabulous stories and slides,” says Vivian Wachsberger, co-chair of Hidden Gardens. “The talk will be informative, educational, and entertaining.”

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 2 2018, at 10:30am

ADMISSION:
$15/advance $20/day of
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LOCATION:
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY

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