Home Improvement and Energy Conservation


All classes and workshops are located at the Home Improvement and Energy Conservation Lab (Building #3), unless otherwise noted. Our campus is located at 333 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, CT. Click here to view a map of 333 Sherman Avenue's building locations.

For More Information, contact Norma Pantoja at 203-562-0598

 
Class Title Class Date Class Description Class Registration Class Location View Flyer
Soil and Garden Planting Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The most important component for a successful garden is soil health. Learn how to make and keep your soil healthy and how to plan your garden to get the most out of your space in any season.

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Cool Weather Crops Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Start your garden as soon as the snow is gone! Cool weather crops don’t mind the cold and give you a jump on the season. This class covers how to plant these crops and manage the pests and diseases that affect them.

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Warm Weather Crops Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn about how to make the most out of your growing season including which crops are best started indoors, what can be directly seeded into the ground, and the conditions and fertilizers each crop prefers. Also covered are how to fight pests and diseases organically.

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Seed Starting & Composting Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This class teaches you when and how to start growing indoors using lights and water. Identify common problems with seed starting and learn how to keep a compost pile that will keep your garden soil healthy and give vital nutrients to your plants. Participants will plant a six pack of seedlings to bring home.

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Perennial Vegetables and Fruits Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This class features vegetables, fruits, and herbs that are planted once and return year-after-year, including asparagus, blueberries, thyme, and many more. Learn how to grow and fight pests and diseases of these long lived, under utilized garden plants.

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Native and Invasive Plants Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn to identify native and invasive wildflowers and weeds including which are edible or useful for your garden and which need to be dealt with so they don’t spread and destroy your crops.

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