Vegetable gardening for inexperienced persons


Would you like to create your own vegetable garden this year? Viña Lindley, a Food Systems and Youth Development Specialist at UMaine Cooperative Extension, will be giving a zoom talk and a presentation on getting started on Tuesday, March 16, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. The program is sponsored by the Belfast Garden Club and is free and open to all.

Harvesting and eating fresh home-grown vegetables can be a rewarding and healthy hobby, but it can also feel a little overwhelming or downright daunting when you’ve tried and failed. To get started and learn what, where, and how to grow your first (or second or third) vegetable garden, join this interactive program for information and inspiration. The presentation will contain slides and there will be opportunities to ask questions.

Viña Lindley has been teaching about growing, harvesting and preserving food with UMaine Cooperative Extension for eight years. The Lincolnville based gardener is also an avid home gardener who enjoys sharing her passion for gardening with others. Ms. Lindley has a background in education including an MS in environmental education from Antioch University in Keene, New Hampshire.

Register in advance for this Zoom presentation by clicking the link on the Belfast Garden Club website ( After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to attend the meeting.

Belfast Garden Club has been promoting the creation and maintenance of public gardens for more than 90 years, featuring speakers who promote the knowledge and love of gardening. The 2021 programs include topics related to nature conservation and the environment. More information is available at