Friday, September 18, 2009

Extend Your Edible Growing Season

Think the growing season is coming to a close? Ha! Attend these two talks for the 411 on growing edibles in Fall AND Winter in the greater DC area.

• Raising Winter Greens
Saturday, September 19, 2:30-4:00pm
Brett Grohsgal, Even Star Organic Farm explains how the winter garden is a
glorious thing. When blustery nights and frigid days are the rule, when real tomatoes seem years and continents away, when supermarket produce is at its worst, winter fields shine emerald with promise.
The home gardener often can weed, water, mulch, and nurture plants better than the hectic professional farmer with crops spread out over many wind-swept acres. City gardeners also have another major advantage: the urban expanse of concrete and asphalt acts as a heat sink, absorbing
sun in daylight and releasing warmth at night. Great greens are within your grasp! Come and learn what key things are needed for successful winter gardening.
Ages 16 to Adults. No RSVP required.
Presented by the Historical Society of Washington (HSW), DC Urban Gardeners, and Washington Gardener Magazine. FREE.
Historical Society of DC
801 K Street NW
Washington, DC.
www.historydc.org

• GROWING FALL EDIBLES
As summer days shorten and temperatures drop, visions of lettuces, turnips, and spinach should be sprouting in vegetable gardeners heads and hopefully in their gardens. Cindy Brown, kitchen gardener guru, will share her gardening experiences, insights and recipes to provide encouragement to all who dare tackle another gardening season.
Cindy Brown, Assistant Director at Green Spring Gardens, started her gardening career in tandem with her passion for cooking. Her desire to have specialty herbs and vegetables led her to experiment with edibles and test the climatic limits of the mid-Atlantic region. Cindy is a regular contributor to Washi ngton Gardener magazine, appears on local TV and radio shows, and speaks frequently at various horticultural venues. She designs gardens with a mix of ornamentals and edibles for a gourmet garden that appeals to all your senses.
WHEN: Monday, September 21, 8:00PM
Doors open at 7:30PM
WHERE: Brookside Gardens
Visitors Center/Education Building
1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland

2 comments:

Jarmaine | Brochure Printing said...

Those sound great I wish I had the chance to attend them, especially the one on raising winter greens. How did the two talks go?

WashingtonGardener said...

Both were very well attended and got rave reviews. I'd have either one back to talk anytime. People could not get enough.
You can read more about what Cindy is growing at Green Spring at the blog she is helping with at the Washington Post web site: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/all-we-can-eat/ground_work/
She gives many recipes there.
Look for my summary of Brett's Winter Greens talk in a few days on this blog.