Lawn-to-Food Workshops

Photo by Jonathan Eckstein via AllPrinceton

Garden educator Dorothy Mullen is leading Lawn-to-Food tours and workshops on the second Saturday of every month from until October. Each session will start at 9:30 a.m. at Riverside Elementary School. The workshops are free, but participants are required to register in advance by emailing Dorothy. The next workshop is on Saturday, May 12:

Dig up some herbs to take home.  Start seeds for warm weather crops like basil.  Learn to set up container gardens and learn to manage a compost pile. Take home raspberry bushes.

And the upcoming schedule is:

June 9
Healthy Children, Healthy Planet Fair (I’ll be at this one with a display of Bountiful Boxes beds)

July 14
Learn to cut and dry herbs, share herb recipes, and take home some herbs to make tea or ice cream: sage, mints, stevia, lemon balm, pineapple sage, rose geranium and lemon verbena.

August 11
Bug tour.  Examine them with bug boxes and hand lenses.  Are they friends or foe?  Release lady beetles with us and explore the compost pile for insect treasures.  Hunt for butterfly eggs.  Learn more about managing a compost pile.

September 8
Reduce, re-use, recycle.  Learn ways to turn your recycling into compost and save money at the same time.  Try layer gardening, make seedling cups for spring use from newsprint, and use cardboard as free weed barriers.

October 13
Harvest greens and make soup at Dorothy’s house.  Schedule this day will be tour, work and harvesting, cooking and eating.

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