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Gardening Day
Creating a Successful Home Vegetable Garden

Novice as well as seasoned Gardeners will profit from the Master Gardeners of Cornell University Cooperative Extensions, FREE class to be held at Ellicottville Central School on Saturday April 25, 2009. Preregistration Is Required

Master Gardeners and community presenters will be focusing on vegetable gardening during Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus/Allegany County’s Gardening Day
Keynote speaker Lori Bushway, Senior Extension Associate of Cornell University, will speak about Cornell University’s Approach to Vegetable Gardening. Lori coordinates Cornell Cooperative Extension’s county network of community horticulture educators and Master Gardener Volunteers that connect with the 7 million gardening households in New York State and Lori will have valuable information for local gardeners.

Other gardening topics, presented by Master Gardeners, are offered in three consecutive sessions: YOU WOULD CHOOSE ONE TOPIC FOR EACH SESSION:

Session 1:

  1. Site Selection/Soil Preparation,
  2. Planning Choosing Plants based on Interest and types of Plants,
  3. Pruning Fruit Trees and Berry Bushes,
  4. Companion Gardening as a Part of IPM,

Session 2:

  1. Organic Gardening Concepts including Composting,
  2. Creating a Child’s Vegetable Garden for Adults,
  3. Starting Plants from Seed,
  4. Harvesting/Preservation/Storage,

Session 3:

  1. Site Selection/Soil Preparation,
  2. Growing Garlic from a Home Gardener’s Perspective,
  3. Growing Vegetables & Herbs in Containers, and
  4. Companion Gardening as a Part of IPM.

Program registration begins at 8:30 am at Ellicottville Central High School, Route 219, south of the village (Watch for signs), mid-morning coffee and snacks will be provided and the last session ends at 1:00 pm. You’ll finish with plenty of time for lunch in Ellicottville.

For more information or to register for this great event, please call Carrie Busekist at 716-699-2377 Ext.125.


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