Thursday, April 21, 2011

Beginning Gardening Class

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County to host Beginning Gardening Class

Don’t be afraid to try gardening.  There are just a few simple things you need to know to get started.  And the more you learn – even by trial and error – the better gardener you can become.  The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County Master Gardeners are offering a “Beginning Gardening Class Series” to get you started as well as answer questions you may have.

Monday April 25th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office, 3288 Main St., Mexico, NY.  Jan Smith, Oswego County Master Gardener will instruct a “Vegetable Gardening Class for the Beginners” and “Seed Starting Basics”

These classes are not just for the beginner, but they are good as a refresher for every gardener.  Topics to be covered include garden location, water, soil, site selection, fertilizer, container gardening, mulching, managing weeds, companion planting, garden layouts, tips on transplanting, and seed saving, etc.

This will be a hands-on demonstration and participants will take home vegetable seeds for planting.

The cost is only $15 for the workshop. Cost includes handouts and hands-on seed starting. 
Pre-registration is required, please contact Shawna at 315-963-7286, ext. 201.  Please let us know if you have special needs.

Jonathan J. Schell, M.A.T.
Agriculture Team Coordinator
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County
3288 Main Street
Mexico, NY 13114
T: 315-963-7286
F: 315-963-0968

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April Newsletter - Note the date!

Our next meeting will April 27th, 7:00 PM, at the Pulaski Wesleyan Church. (We are meeting on the 4th Wednesday for this month only.)

Our speaker will be Renee Ames who, as many of you will remember, spoke to our group about roses three years ago. This time she will be speaking about Herbs - how to use them and how to grow them. She will be answering the questions submitted by members at the March meeting, as well as any unanswered questions at the end of her presentation.

After Renee's presentation we will have our business meeting. On the agenda is discussion of our "Garden Tour" and the May meeting.

Please plan to pay your dues at this meeting so that we can get the members list out!

Refreshments will be provided by Becky Kennedy and Linda Cough.