Venue change for SCCCE Let’s Garden Day

Same great program, new location! The Let’s Garden Day workshop that is usually held at Vince’s Park Pavilion has been moved to the Seneca Falls Community Center at 35 Water Street in Seneca Falls. The workshop will still be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Price for the workshop is only $30.00. There will be plenty of coffee, tea and refreshments for the morning break and a homemade buffet lunch at noon. Participants will also receive handouts, free seeds and valuable gardening information from some very knowledgeable speakers. There will also be a question and answer session with Master Gardener volunteers and door prizes.The first workshop, “Home Composting: The Green & Brown Alternative” starts at 9:15AM with Mary Schwarz, an Extension Support Specialist for the Cornell Waste Management Institute at Cornell University. Mary will share information to make composting work for you. After a brief coffee break, “Special Plants to Add to Your Landscape” will be the featured topic from Jana Lamboy, who taught horticulture classes at FLCC and now grows and sells cut flowers. Jana will give participants ideas to add color to their yard year round using interesting trees, shrubs and perennials. A lunch break, featuring homemade soups, fresh salad and great homemade desserts is followed by “Gardening With the Three Sisters: A Traditional Practice Still Relevant Today” with Jane Mt. Pleasant. Jane is an associate professor in the Department of Horticulture at Cornell University. Jane will offer a historical perspective on Iroquois agriculture and suggest ways you might adopt some of the principles of this traditional cropping system in your own garden. The day concludes at 2 PM with a Q&A session, door prizes and evaluations. All monies raised are used to support the Master Gardener program at SCCCE, a not-for-profit educational system. Interact with other gardeners and start preparing for your spring gardening projects. Registration by February 28th is encouraged as space is limited. For more information or to register call Seneca County CCE at 315-539-9251 or visit our website at http://www.senecacountycce.org. Registration is also available on line at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/letsgarden_245For nearly 100 years, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension has served the people of the County, putting to practical use the scholarship and research of Cor­nell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; families, nutrition, health and safety (human ecology); youth development (4-H); environmental and natural resource enhancement; and community and economic vitality. The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo and the telephone number is 315-539-9251.

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