FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2021
Gina Hyams, PR Consultant
Spencertown, New York–Spencertown Academy Arts Center Hidden Gardens Virtual Lecture Series presents a talk by Ron and Jennifer Kujawski titled “Vegetable Garden Planted: Now What?” on Saturday, June 19 at 4:00pm via Zoom. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A with participants. Tickets are $10. To register, please see www.spencertownacademy.org.
Though planning, preparation, and planting a vegetable garden take effort, the work and rewards are just beginning. This presentation will look at post-planting efforts to sustain the garden and reap the rewards through the growing season. Topics to be covered include summer maintenance, pest and disease management strategies, tips on harvesting, planning for a late season harvest, and cover cropping.
“I am so pleased to welcome back Ron and look forward to meeting his daughter,” says Vivian Wachsberger, Academy board member and co-chair of Hidden Gardens. “His lecture several years ago was a big success and his ability to share his knowledge with us in a practical way is invaluable. Our lecture series this year covers a great many aspects of gardening. We look forward to answering questions from first timers as well as old hands.”
Ron and Jennifer Kujawski are a father-daughter gardening team who tend a 10,000 square-foot garden in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Jennifer is a horticulturist and a writer and editor who works for a variety of organizations. Ron served as an Extension Educator in the Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program at the University of Massachusetts. Now retired, he spends time as a horticultural writer and lecturer. His weekly columns appear in the Berkshire Eagle and The Berkshire Edge. The duo co-authored the book, Week-by-Week Vegetable Gardeners Handbook, published by Storey Publishing. Their weekly gardening tips can be found on Instagram at @weekbyweekvegetablegardeners.
This talk is sponsored by TKG Real Estate, serving Berkshire County and the Hudson Valley. The annual Hidden Garden Tour will take place on August 28, 2021. In addition to properties with beautiful landscapes and flower gardens, this year’s tour will feature various vegetable gardens.
Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please contact [email protected].