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Urban Gardening Series in Cambridge
Check out the Urban Gardening Series in Cambridge, a set of classes designed to help city dwellers grow healthy, sustainable, and beautiful urban gardens. Led by New England Wild Flower Society in partnership with the Cambridge Conservation Commission, these free classes take place at Cambridge Public Library, Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway. Classes are open to residents and non-residents.

Saturday, April 1, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Building a Drought-Tolerant Garden
There are drought-tolerant plants and then there are drought-tolerant superstars. Join Dan Jaffe to explore landscaping techniques for drought-proofing your garden. Learn which plants managed best in the driest conditions during the worst drought on record—from bee balms for dry, sandy sites to the toughest black-eyed Susans.
http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/urban-gardening-series-building-a-drought-tolerant-garden

Wednesday, May 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Growing Food in the City
Even in the city you can grow your own fresh produce. During this lecture, we will discuss garden design and installation, crop planning, plant selection, and organic and ecologically responsible pest and disease management. Whether your goal is to transform your lawn into a vegetable garden or just grow a few herbs, you will learn the techniques for producing edibles in an urban space.
http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/urban-gardening-series-growing-food-in-the-city

Saturday, June 10, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Improving Your Garden Soil
Too often, gardeners reach for a quick fix fertilizer to “improve” garden soil and plant health. Unfortunately, all fertilizers are potential pollutants, and gardeners should do their best to avoid them. Learn how to be a better environmental steward and save money by practicing a holistic approach to improving your garden soil.
http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/urban-gardening-series-improving-your-garden-soil

Wednesday, July 12, 7-8:30 p.m., Nibbling on Nature in the City
Join Russ Cohen as he discusses the comestible virtues of at least three dozen wild plants commonly found in urban habitats such as vacant lots, bike path edges, ball fields, weedy areas around community garden plots, and your yard. Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with information on which parts of the plant are edible, seasons of availability, preparation methods, and guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging.
http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/urban-gardening-series-nibbling-on-nature-in-the-city

Saturday, August 12, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Garden and Landscape Maintenance
We should all strive to be lazier gardeners. Sometimes our maintenance practices are counterproductive. Learn a better approach to garden and landscape maintenance that will make your garden more sustainable and give you more time to stop and smell the flowers!
http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/urban-gardening-series-garden-and-landscape-maintenance


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