AE21 Year-round Vegetable Gardening

Tuesday April 20

1:30 PM  –  3:00 PM


Year-round Vegetable Gardening

ONLINE*  Tuesday, April 20; 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Instructor: Lisa Wagner

$35 Member | $45 Non-member

BREG Elective credit (2 hours)


A small-scale, carefully managed vegetable garden can be a lovely (as well as tasty) addition to home landscapes, by attention to design and plant selection. In spring and fall, cool-season vegetables such as greens and leeks create a pleasing tapestry of greens, punctuated by perennial herbs and edible flowers. In late spring and summer, warm season vegetables and herbs add their own character, from the attractive fruits of eggplants, peppers, and tomatoes to the twining vines of beans. Using winter-hardy varieties and simple season extension techniques, winter harvest of greens, lettuces, herbs, and other cool season vegetables extend the growing season. You’ll learn about planting intensively, choosing cool and warm season vegetables, planning small-scale rotations, succession cropping, and preserving the harvest.

*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be sent to registrants by email the day prior. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. A recording of the class will be made available to registered participants for a limited period following the session for review and to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts.


Lisa Wagner was the director of education at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson University for almost 20 years, where she taught and lectured on a variety of topics. A plant ecologist by background (Ph.D. in Botany, UC Berkeley), Lisa is a passionate gardener, interested in native plants, wildlife friendly gardening, sustainable gardening, and garden design. She does frequent presentations and classes as a volunteer, on a variety of topics including gardening for nature, designing with native plants, and four-season vegetable gardening. Her gardening blog, Natural Gardening ( reflects her observations about gardening and the natural world. Her recent blog, Places of the Spirit ( focuses on her thoughts about being at home in the world.


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