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Vegetable Gardening Boot Camp Class

Vegetable Gardening Boot Camp
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

Saturday, February 29, 2020
9:00 am–3:00 pm

Inclement Weather Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020

Fee: $89

Includes Dining Dollars card toward lunch

Get ready to train for a successful season growing vegetables. During this immersive day, discuss principles for designing and creating a vegetable garden, including the location, layout, and bed preparation. Tour the vegetable garden at Longwood to see them in use. Review common vegetables grown in this area and their basic needs: their sow and harvest times, general care, spacing issues, and pest and disease issues. A hands-on portion completes your day as you create a cropping system for the vegetables and cultivars you want to grow. David Mattern is no drill sergeant, but he’ll get you in great shape for the upcoming season. 

This is a rain-or-shine outdoor experience. Please dress for all types of weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Fulfills requirements for two Hort-Tech Courses.


David Mattern


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Please remember that many courses are extremely popular and will sell out quickly. Register now to begin your journey in lifelong learning at Longwood Gardens.

2020 Continuing Education Catalog