Gardening Events in March & April

Sandra Repp sjr37 at cornell.edu
Thu Mar 3 11:50:30 EST 2011


Get ready for spring with the following Gardening events offered 
through Cornell Cooperative Extension!


Coping with Household Insect Pests!
Tuesday, March 8, 6:30-8:30pm
at CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY
Cornell Entomologist Carolyn Klass will focus her discussion on the 
growing bedbug problem, carpenter ants, and Indian meal moths, but 
questions on other household insect pests are welcome.  Learn how to 
prevent infestations, and what to do if they 
happen.  Pre-registration recommended so we can provide enough 
handouts. Call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County at 
(607) 272-2292.  Fee: $5.

Food Gardening Panel Discussion-Focus on FRUITS!
Wednesday, March 9, 6:30-8:30pm
at CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY
Don't miss this panel discussion by several experienced food 
gardeners!  Master Gardeners and others with years of food growing 
experience will highlight some advanced ways to maximize your crop of 
veggies or fruit and extend the growing season.  Special emphasis on 
growing fruit at home this year!  This workshop will assume that 
attendees have had some food growing experience. Pre-registration 
recommended.  Call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County 
at (607) 272-2292.  Fee: $5.

Garden Travel Slide Show: Botanical Travel to the Finger Lakes (and Beyond)
Saturday, March 12, 2:00-3:30pm
at CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY
This slide presentation by Daniel Segal of The Plantsmen Nursery will 
feature some of the most beautiful native species that make Ithaca 
and surrounding areas truly a travel destination. For a fun twist, we 
will also look at some related species from other regions, and 
discuss some basics regarding relationships between these plants and 
our own. A light dose of plant geography and ecology with a heavy 
dose of pretty plant slides.  Refreshments and time to socialize will 
follow the talk.  Free and open to the public but a $3 suggested 
donation helps support the Horticulture Program.  Call Cornell 
Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County at (607) 272-2292 for more 
information.

Gardens-4-Humanity Garden Educator Training
Mondays March 14 & 28, & April 11, 6:00-9:00pm, Saturday April 2 
10:00am-4:00pm
at GIAC (Greater Ithaca Activities Center), 318 North Albany Street, Ithaca
A FREE 15-hour training to create more garden educators in our 
community.Participants must attend all 4 sessions! This 'garden based 
learning' training covers topics including gardening basics, 
effectively teaching kids and adults in and out of the classroom 
setting, and garden and food related activities. Registration is 
required. Application available online at www.ccetompkins.org/g4h or 
for pick-up at CCE-Tompkins and GIAC. Please contact Liz Falk at 
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (607) 272-2292 or 
email erf59 at cornell.edu with questions.

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
Saturday March 19 OR 26, 9:00am-12:00pm
Reisinger's Apple Country Orchards, 2750 Apple Lane, Watkins Glen 14891
This fun, educational workshop is ideal for those that are new to 
fruit growing as well as the seasoned fruit grower. Instructor Rick 
Reisinger will demonstrate pruning techniques on apples, stone 
fruits, nuts and berries throughout his family orchard. Other topics 
to be covered include grafting and apple tree and renovating an older 
tree to improve fruit production. This is an outdoor demonstration; 
participants should dress for the weather. Cider and donuts will be 
provided. $15/person or $25/couple  Preregistration is required by 
March 4, 2011 for admission to either workshop.  Call Schuyler County 
CCE to register at 607-535-7161.

Dazzling Dahlias, Colorful Cannas!
Wednesday April 6, 6:30-8:30pm
at CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY
Cannas, callas, tuberous begonias, dahlias, caladiums, lilies - the 
list of summer-blooming bulbs is long! Some are winter-hardy; some 
need frost-free warm weather but bloom for months.  Some like it hot! 
Others flourish in dappled shade.  Come explore the wide variety of 
fun summer bulbs we can grow.  Pre-registration is recommended; 
$5/person. Call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County at 
(607) 272-2292 to register or Patricia Curran PC21 at cornell.edu with questions.

Easy Perennials for Your Landscape
Tuesday April 12, 6:30-8:30pm
at CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY
Perennial flowers are nice, but you don't have a lot of time.  which 
perennials are long-lived, healthy and easy to grow?  This class will 
cover a couple dozen easy and durable perennials and also offer tips 
for lower maintenance.  Pre-registration is recommended.  $5/person. 
Call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County at (607) 
272-2292 to register or Patricia Curran at PC21 at cornell.edu with questions.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  2011 Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale, Saturday 
May 14 - new location to be announced!

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