Beauty, Design and Essence mingle at the Annual Master Gardeners “Garden Day” coming April 12, 2014 to Stone Ridge, Stone Ridge, NY
Don’t miss one of the biggest educational gardening events of the year in UlsterCounty! Whether you’re a novice gardener or a veteran green thumb you’ll gain an abundance of useful information as Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC) Master Gardener Program hosts their annual “Garden Day” on Saturday, April 12 at SUNY Ulster located at 491 Cottekill Rd.in Stone Ridge from 8:30amto 4:30pm.
Garden Day officially kicks off at 9:00am in the SUNY Ulster Student Lounge with a presentation entitled, “The Garden of Unearthly Delights” by keynote speaker Fredda Merzon. Merzon is an amateur gardener, turned metal sculptor who brings a unique perspective to art in the garden by creating sculptures, which mimic the work of Mother Nature using found metal objects. She has exhibited her work in several galleries in New Yorkand Maine.
This year’s Garden Day theme, “Edibles and Ornamentals” will include 16 different exciting hands-on classes covering topics like: Managing Pests Organically, Unusual Fruits for the HomeGarden, Aromatic & Flavorful Hops, an Introduction to Growing Your Own Mushrooms, Daylilies, The Ideal Perennial & much more! Shop and browse the “Garden Day Marketplace” which will include several local gardening related vendors. “Ask an Expert”, Master Gardener volunteers will also be on hand sharing helpful tips, answering your gardening questions, and offering FREE soil tests, plant identification and diagnosis of plant diseases. Door prizes will be drawn at the end of the day.
Click here for a printable registration form and complete class descriptions or visit www.cceulster.org and click on Registration Forms.
Grow Your Own!
Winter Lecture Series for Home Gardeners Returns in 2014
Kingston, NY –Learn how to “Grow Your Own!” and so much more at this years “Winter Lecture Series” hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s (CCEUC) Master Gardener Program.
The 2014 Winter Lecture Series consists of four different two hour courses each containing two different lectures designed to prepare the avid home gardener for the upcoming growing season. The courses will provide information on how to properly break ground and design your garden, successfully grow your own heirloom vegetables and fresh herbs as well as pest management, and the basics for developing a “Community Garden”. See complete schedule and course descriptions below.
Two hour courses will be held on Thursdays, February 13 and 27 and Thursdays, March 13 and 27 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the CCEUC Education Center located at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston. The fee is $15 per person, per course or participants may choose to take all four courses for $50 and save $10. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is encouraged to insure a seat in each course.
For more information call Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 ext. 335. Click here for course descriptions and printable online registration form or visit www.cceulster.org and click Register for an upcoming CCEUC Program.