Upcoming garden/composting workshops at CCE-Tompkins

Sandra Repp sjr37 at cornell.edu
Thu Oct 20 09:30:49 EDT 2011

African Violets for Everyone
Wednesday, October 26, 6:30-8:30pm
at CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca
African Violets are one of the few house plants that flower well at 
home and are easy to grow.  This workshop with Professor Tom Weiler 
will cover the range of varieties available, culture, propagation, 
grooming, repotting, insects/diseases, and sources for plants.  Fee: 
$5/person, please call (607) 272-2292 to pre-register!  Email 
Patricia Curran at <mailto:pc21 at cornell.edu>pc21 at cornell.edu with questions.

Compost with Confidence: Winter Composting
Saturday, October 29, 10:00-11:00am
at the Compost Demonstration site, Ithaca Community Gardens at the 
entrance to the Ithaca Farmers' Market
FREE! Master Composter volunteers from Cornell Cooperative Extension 
of Tompkins County provide information & hands-on demonstrations on 
how to set-up and manage a successful composting system. Each class 
covers composting basics in addition to rotating topics.  This 
session also addresses how to extend the composting season into the 
cold months and preparations needed to successfully compost over the 
winter. Questions? Contact Mila Fournier at (607) 272-2292 or 
<mailto:ymf5 at cornell.edu>ymf5 at cornell<mailto:ymf5 at cornell.edu>.edu.

Fall Worm Composting Class
Saturday November 5, 10:00am-12:00pm
at CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca
Vote for worms! at this election day "vermicomposting" workshop! 
Learn all you need to know to set up and maintain a worm composting 
bin. Everyone leaves with a starter bin and worms. Children are 
welcome with an accompanying adult. Fee: $10/family (sliding scale). 
Register early at (607) 272-2292. Space is limited! Contact Adam 
Michaelides at acm1 at cornell.edu with questions.

Forcing Spring Bulbs for Winter Bloom
Thursday November 10, 6:30-8:30pm
CCE-Tompkins Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY
Learn how easy it is to "force" hardy spring bulbs to bloom and have 
flowers in your home in winter. Patricia Curran, CCE Horticulture 
Educator, will demonstrate how to pot up hardy bulbs such as crocus, 
hyacinths and daffodils, and discuss the care they need to flower 
well.  Class participants each will take home 2 pots planted with 
bulbs to force at home.  Fee: $18/person; preregistration & payment 
required! Call  (607) 272-2292 to register or email Patricia Curran 
at <mailto:pc21 at cornell.edu>pc21 at cornell.edu with questions.
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