Led by Maria Zordan, co-owner and operator of MX Morningstar Farm, a diversified organic vegetable farm in the Hudson Valley, this class is designed for those starting or caring for a vegetable garden. This online course will include discussion of seed selection, seeding schedules, bed preparation and successful planting practice. During the first two sessions, students will learn about these practices, as well as what different vegetable families need to be successful. For the third class, students will demonstrate their learning by completing a vegetable garden design to be implemented at their own homes.
Maria Zordan is one of the current owners and operators of MX Morningstar Farm, a 40 acre organic vegetable farm located right outside Hudson, NY. Beyond her general duties as a business owner, Maria is both the greenhouse and wholesale manager and acts as the day-to-day expeditor for short and long term operations. While most of her work is done on tractors and aided with machines, she still fondly dreams of having her own garden again and will live vicariously through you as you plan your backyard vegetable season. There's nothing she loves more than talking about varieties, pests, diseases, harvest and storage best practices, gardening tools and supplies, and so much more!