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Fall Gardening Workshop

  • VSU Randolph Farm 4415 River Road Petersburg, VA (map)

Fall Gardening Workshop

OCTOBER 31, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

$20 per person.
Lunch is included.

For this workshop, participants will learn about:

• Plant nutrient management
• Urban soils and their management
• Growing of strawberries, caneberries and blueberries
• Best vegetable gardening practices
• Gardening of cool-season crops
• Season extension using low tunnels

The workshop will culminate in hands-on exercises at the Urban Agriculture Research Demonstration Site.

Presenters include:

Leonard Githinji

Mark Reiter

Jayesh Samtani

Chris Mullins

Ramon Arancibia

Greg Evanylo

Workshop Presentations

Fall Fruits in Urban Gardens - Jayesh Samtani, Ph.D., Small Fruit Production Specialist, Virginia Polytechnic institute and State University

Cool-Season Crops Vegetable Production - Leonard J.M. Githinji, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Sustainable and Urban Agriculture, Virginia State University

Good Gardening Practices - Chris Mullins, Virginia State University

Soil and Plant Nutrient Management - Mark S. Reiter, Ph.D., Soils and Nutrient Management Specialist

Row covers in vegetables, beyond season extension - Ramón A. Arancibia, Eastern Shore AREC, Virginia Tech

Urban Soils: Assessment and Management - Greg Evanylo, Plant and Environmental Sciences

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Sustainable & Urban Agriculture Program office at or call (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.