PEEC Class Teaches Starting A Garden From Seed

Natali Steinberg will teach gardening from seed in a 2-part class at PEEC. Courtesy/PEEC

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While it may seem early to start thinking about summer gardening, now is the perfect time to begin planting seeds indoors, which will extend your growing season.

In a two-part class at PEEC, Natali Steinberg will teach everything you need to know to start your veggies and annuals from seed. The class meets 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 17 and March 10.

The classes will teach you how to read a seed catalog and a seed packet, what equipment you will need to start seeds indoors, how to transplant successfully into the garden, and how to start some veggies directly in the garden. There will be a lot of handouts and demonstrations, but no actual seed planting during the class.

Natali Steinberg has taught this class for 20 years at a nursery/greenhouse in Boulder. She had a large vegetable garden on her farm, and she sold produce at the Boulder Farmers Market. Steinberg also raised and sold bedding plants.

The cost is $40 for both sessions. PEEC members can take the classes for a discounted rate of $32 for both. Advance registration is required, and those interested can sign up online at For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit or call 505.662.0460.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC maintains a nature center, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $20. To learn more, visit

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