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New gardening series with Newburgh Free Library



Learn about herbs, microgreens, seeds, planning and planting

New gardening series with Newburgh Free Library

Newburgh Free Library has a new gardening series starting with NUFFI, or Newburgh Urban Farm and Food, next month! 

The first workshop, Indoor Gardening: Herbs and Microgreens, will meet virtually on Zoom Saturday Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Learn the how to's  of growing herbs and microgreens.

Herbs are distinguished from vegetables in that, like spices, they are used in small amounts and provide flavor rather than substance to food. Fresh herbs contain more antioxidants – substances that fight cancer and heart disease – than some fruit and vegetables.

Microgreens are essentially seedlings of edible vegetables and herbs. They are loaded with nutrients, such vitamins, C, E, and K, lutein, and beta-carotene, 40 fold than the mature leaves of the same plants. There are now over 25 varieties now. Most microgreens only take about a week or two to grow and will grow all year indoors.

The second and third workshop will meet outside of the library. 

The second workshop, Planning Your Garden and Selecting Seeds, on March 12, 11am - 12:30pm, will give tips on how to plan your garden and select seeds you want to grow. Sign up for Our Core Inc.'s Seed Library at the library to be able to take home seeds!

And the third workshop, Getting Your Garden Started, on April 9, 11am - 12:30pm, will be on what you need to do to get your garden started.

Registration is required. If you'd like to sign up for this program series please click here.



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