SARATOGA SPRINGS - In August, Pitney Meadows Community Farm (PMCF) on West Avenue is offering free classes for adults and children.
On August 16, the class "Using Herbs to Make Our Food POP!" has been scheduled with Kim London, chef and PMCF Board Member. Come hear how a local chef uses herbs to enhance favorite dishes.
Later in August, Murray Penney will lead a class on tomato growing. The date for that class is August 23 at 7 p.m. A lecture will be followed by a tomato taste-testing with Chef Rocco Verrigni.
On August 31, a class will be given titled, "Your Garden is a Sensational Success. Now What?" with Pattie Garrett, RD and Nicole Cunningham, RD. Join us to discuss familar and some unfamiliar ways to prepare and preserve your bounty. There will be taste testing and recipes to enjoy.
All lectures start at 7 p.m. No registration necessary.
More adult classes are planned for September including creating pollinator gardens, non-alcholic botanical drinks and gifts from the garden.
For the Kids: FREE ART CLASSES. Art classes for children ages 6 to 14 will also be held on August 12, 19 and 26.
On August 12 and 26, children will be able to draw and paint flowers and bugs in the garden with artists Martel Catalano and Nancy Hicks. Adults are expected to stay during the program and are welcome to join the fun which will run for an hour starting at 9 a.m. Supplies will provided, but if you would like to bring your own, that's fine too.
On August 19th, children will be able to create huge sunflowers out of paper with Judy Brunner, a retired teacher and local artist.
The artworks created can be entered in the PM Community Gardens Art Show on Sept. 16.