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Culinary Courses

Spring 2021 Community Education Culinary Courses

All courses will be held online.

View a PDF of the Spring 2021 Course Book.

 

Small Fruit Culture for the Home Garden

Thursday, February 25
7-8:30 p.m.
CRN# 11096
CFP 746-51 
Fee: $35 
Instructor: J. Stephen Casscles

This class is for those who wish to grow small fruits either in their backyard or on their small fruit farms. Growing small fruits be they blueberries, brambles, strawberries, or currants in your backyard can be rewarding and productive. This class will give an overview on how to successfully grow these attractive fruits in your home landscape for ornamental purposes and for fruit production. Special attention will be devoted to fruit cultivars that grow well in the Capital District. Register for Small Fruit Culture for the Home Garden.

 

How to Establish a Vineyard or Backyard Orchard

Thursday, March 11
7-8:30 p.m.
CRN# 11097
CFP 744-51
Fee: $35 
Instructor: J. Stephen Casscles

This introductory class will instruct students on how to establish and maintain a backyard vineyard or orchard in the Capital District. Topics covered include: identifying suitable fruit land or modifying your current backyard to grow fruit; how to plant and layout a backyard vineyard or orchard; selecting suitable grape or orchard fruit varieties; trellising and training options; how to prune vines and tree fruits; and how to maintain a vineyard or orchard to produce a bountiful crop of fruits for wine, juice or fresh consumption. Register for How to Establish a Vineyard or Backyard Orchard.