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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 that end we will be offering a spring organic vegetable gardening class on April 17th here at the farm followed on May 21st by an Herb gardening class and luncheon.   Each session will begin with a power point presentation reviewing organic gardening principles followed by specific techniques for growing specific 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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Planning and Starting Your Vegetable Garden 

Half Day Workshop

 

Sunday, April 17th -  2:30PM until 5PM



$15 Registration Fee

Our Favorite Early Spring & Summer  Vegetable Varieties
Preparing your garden...Location and Soil Preparation
Sourcing and Starting Seeds or Plants
Care of Young Seedlings-  Organic Amendments and Pest Control
Transplanting and summer care 
 Harvesting and Storage
Garden Tour 
 

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HERB GARDENING CLASS AND LUNCHEON
Saturday, May 21st - 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 either 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 NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON
 
 
 
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 WHILE WE REBUILD THE ADJACENT BARNS WHICH WERE DESTROYED BY FIRE LAST FALL.  WE WILL PROVIDE UPDATES ON OUR PROGRESS AND THE STORE RE-OPENING DATE.





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