Cold frame and hoop row covers, with zucchini in foreground
Image by Maria Godfrida

Four-Season Food Production. Mar 4, 6 pm


Four Season Food Production

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Extend your gardening season far beyond the traditional Memorial Day to Labor Day! Learn which vegetables are cold hardy and even prefer to be grown in spring and fall, and when to sow late plantings of tender veggies like green beans and zucchini for harvest in Sept/Oct. We'll also cover season extension techniques like row covers and low tunnels, and show you how to grow microgreens indoors for winter harvesting. Participants will have an opportunity to sow a pot of microgreens seeds to grow at home.

Instructor Chrys Gardener is the former Community Horticulture Educator at CCE Tompkins. She is passionate about teaching people to garden, with particular interests in growing edibles and seed saving. Chrys worked as a landscape gardener in the Ithaca area and has extensive experience with practical garden design. She has been growing small fruits organically for over 20 years.


$10-$30/person self-determined sliding scale

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Jennie Cramer
Horticulture Program Manager
(607) 272-2292 ext 146


CCE-Tompkins Education Center
615 Willow Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850-3555

Last updated January 31, 2020