If you love the idea of eating home grown salads from April-November, a salad box can keep you in greens all season long. Bring a pair of sturdy work gloves, and we'll supply the materials and instructions for you to build your first salad box.
Fee: $25 per person
Master Gardeners to Teach Latest Garden Design Theories
Putnam County property owners are invited to attend Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 2017 Spring Garden School. Extension educators and Master Gardener Volunteers will teach how to evaluate your property with a critical eye so you can make planting decisions that are site-appropriate and eco-friendly, incorporating current research. Tuition includes materials.
Attendees will learn about soil microbe management, Hugelkultur composting, plant communities, matrix planting and the New Perennial Movement (exemplified by the New York City Highline). The emphasis will be on using native plants that are beautiful as well as attractive to pollinators and beneficial insects. The day will also include sessions on how to manage the soil and water on your property for maximum benefit to you and our ecosystem.
To register, please visit our website http://putnam.cce.cornell.edu/
Fee: $25 per person
845-278-6738 - Kate Everitt
The Master Gardeners will show you how to create your own decorative vertical garden box using succulents to take home and display.
Fee: $50 perperson
Session II of the 2017 Gardening Lecture Series Arranged by the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County.
Cornell Professor Nina Bassuk will offer tips for your landscape including improved plant selections, soil modification and transplanting technology to beautify our outdoor spaces. She is a popular speaker at conferences, helping us understand best practices to let plants thrive near the homes, businesses and paved surfaces of the modern environment where we spend our time.
Fee: Pre-registration $18/ At the door $20
Pre-registration must be accompanied by check, with this form and received one week prior to the lecture in order to receive the pre-registration price of $18.00.
Please make checks payable to: Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County. Mail to: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Attn: Gardening Lecture Series, 10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point, NY 10980.
No refunds on programs, and no confirmation forms mailed. Participants needing special accommodations should contact our office at 845-429-7085.
Contact: Jennifer Strianese
(845) 429-7085 ext. 117
A Japanese variant of bonsai is the practice of taking the root ball of a plant and suspending it in a mud ball, which is coated with soft green moss. It's a living planter as well as a distinctive display piece. Presented by the Master Gardeners.
Fee: $30 per person
Old stone containers make wonderful planters, but they are heavy. Hypertufa is a lighter weight man-made, stone-like material created from natural materials that can be fashioned into all sorts of containers and objects. In this class, you will make a hypertufa planter to take home with you.
Fee: $30 per person, $27 pp Gardening in Orange County subscribers