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Organic Vegetable Gardening for Summer and Fall


Course Code: AH0207WA20

Hands holding bowl of leafy greens with garden in the background

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Last Held: June 23, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Please join the online course at 12:45pm EST (15 minutes before the start time).

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Victory gardens, home vegetable gardens born out of necessity during the food shortages of World Wars I and II, are making a resurgence. Whether you want to reduce your trips to the grocery store, productively fill your additional at-home time, minimize your carbon footprint, enjoy nutritious organic foods, or simply enjoy the wonders of nature, growing your own vegetables is extremely rewarding.

Rutgers Home Gardeners School @Home Edition's one-hour Organic Vegetable Gardening for Summer and Fall course is a perfect way to get started or rejuvenate your existing garden.

Instructor Virginia Lamb will start with discussing site selection for your beds or containers. She will then cover the many considerations for your garden plans, such as layout, succession, interplanting, and harvest. This jam-packed hour will also include information about plant and seed selection, container options and sources, planting schedules, rotating plantings for maximum harvest, and using compost to maximize your yield.

Plus, you will leave with a Rutgers Organic Vegetable Gardening Digital Resource Packet including Cooperative Extension fact sheets, class notes, and a list of helpful books and websites. This is a valuable collection that you'll be able to refer to throughout your gardening future. Register today!

Meet the Instructor

Photo of Virginia Lamb, Composting and Good Soils online course instructor.Virginia Lamb

Instructor Virginia Lamb of Groundwork Education and Consulting is an Environmental Educator with over 25 years of experience in recycling, composting, soil health, and organic gardening. She has a BA in Environmental Studies and an MS in Soil Science from UMass Amherst. Clients include businesses, municipal environmental groups, and garden clubs throughout the region. Virginia is a longtime gardener and composter and lives with her family in Maplewood, NJ.

Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided at this course.

Accessing this Online Course (It's Easier Than You Think)

Don't worry, taking an online course is more user-friendly than ever. Once you've registered, you will receive a link via email 24 hours before the start of the course. Simply click that link and follow the prompts to allow WebEx on your computer, tablet, or iPhone. No microphones or webcams are necessary. If you do not have a microphone on your computer, you will have the option to dial in using a regular telephone to hear the course audio while viewing the course visuals on your device.

New to online learning? No problem! We will be sending out a document with helpful how-to tips for using WebEx to all registrants the day before the course. Plus, join the class a few minutes early at 12:45pm EST to get comfortable with the platform and see how you can utilize the chat feature to ask questions throughout the course.

Program Coordinator Olga Welsh will be moderating the class and she will be able to assist participants, answer questions, and troubleshoot in case you experience any issues.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with anyone else who will be registering for this course.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with another person who will also be registering, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration with payment is required.

We're Here to Help!

Please feel free to reach out to Olga Welsh, program coordinator for this class, at any time with questions! We want to make this a fun, informative, and interactive experience for all participants and are eager to help you in any way we can.

Email: ow31@njaes.rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-932-7315


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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