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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 and Cooking Demonstrations

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 fertilizers.  To that end we will be offering a series of gardening and fresh food preparation classes this spring and summer here at the farm.  Each session will begin with a power point presentation reviewing organic gardening principles.  We will then discuss some specifics on particular seasonal fruit and vegetable crops (either growing, preparing in the kitchen, or both), and finish with a tour of the farm to see what is happening on the farm during that particular season. 

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During March, April and May we have scheduled the following workshops.  If you are interested in attending any of them please call 315-252-6025 or e-mail us at lou@elderberrypond.com to register

 

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Ashmead's Kernel Heirloom Apple

Fruit Tree Selection, Planting, Pruning and

Care Using Organic Methods

Saturday, April 11th,  9AM  until  1PM

$15 Registration Fee

The following will be covered:

     Principles of organic farming and orcharding
     Favorite varieties and where to buy them
     How to plant young trees and early pruning and training techniques
     Fruit tree insects and diseases and how to control them without
     dangerous chemicals.
     Farm walk with pruning and insect control demonstrations 

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Planning and Starting Your Garden 

Half Day Workshop

Sunday, April 19th -  2:30PM until 5PM

Selecting and Planting Vegetables for an Early Spring Harvest

$15 Registration Fee

Our Favorite Early Spring Vegetable Varieties
Sourcing and Starting Seeds (indoors in trays and outside in the ground)
Care of Young Seedlings-  Organic Amendments and Pest Control
Seed Starting Demonstration

WILD FIRE MESCLUN MIX
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Field Preparation and Planting Out Summer Vegetables
Sunday, May 17th - 2:30PM - 5PM
Growing Summer Vegetables and cooking with spring crops
$15 Registration Fee

 
An introduction to organic gardening principles              
Best Varieties of Summer Vegetables     
Protecting Vegetables from Disease, Insects, and Critters in the Field    
Harvesting, Storing, and Succession planting   
Kitchen Preparation Demonstration & Tasting

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HERB GARDENING CLASS AND LUNCHEON
Saturday May 23rd - 11:30AM until 2:30PM
Price for the class & luncheon will be $25.

Join us for a class 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.   Please call 315-252-6025 for reservations.
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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

The restaurant is open for Lunch and Dinner on Wednesday through Sunday every week. Lunch begins at 11:30 AM and dinner at 5PM.
 
TO MAKE A RESERVATION. PURCHASE A GIFT CERTIFICATE OR TO PLAN AN EVENT CALL 

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



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