Friday, April 1, 2011

Sign Up For Cornell Cooperative's Garden Day!

One-day Gardening Extravaganza

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s Master Gardeners will help gardeners add style and flair to their gardens with the information they present at this year’s Garden Day, Saturday, April 16, 2011!

This all day event will take place at SUNY Ulster located at 491 Cottekill Rd. in Stone Ridge from 8:30am to 4:15pm and boast 16 hands-on and how-to classes for all gardeners from the newest beginners to the most advanced veterans. This year’s theme, “Going Native” features an array of experts talking on a variety of the hottest trends in gardening designs from all over the globe.

Everyone will gather in the Student Lounge at 9:00 am to begin the day with Key Note Speaker, Carolyn Summers. Summers, a landscape architect and author of
“Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East”, will discuss the importance of native plants and how to use them in your garden.

The Marketplace, which will be open during the lunch break, will include many local garden and gardening related vendors. Master Gardener volunteers will also be on hand to answer your gardening questions, perform FREE soil tests & plant identification and diseases diagnosis.

Participants can choose 4 separate classes for the day. Pre-registration is recommended to ensure class choices. The cost for 4 classes and a full day of garden advice is $35 per person before Friday, April 8, or $40 at the door. A boxed lunch may be pre-purchased for $8 or participants may bring their own lunch.

Victoria Coyne from Victoria Gardens will be teaching the class “Green Wall” at Garden Day. She will be exploring the hows and whys of green walls and green roofs, as well as chronicling her own “Green Wall” project - the process, the plants, and the pitfalls! There will be a slide show, a lecture, and a Q&A session afterward.

For more information contact Master Gardener Coordinator, Dona Crawford at
845-340-3990 ext. 335.

This one-day gardening extravaganza is a community educational program presented by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Master Gardener Program.

Registrations forms can be downloaded from the Cornell Cooperative website under the sidebar heading PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORMS and then under the link: Garden Day 2011 Information and Registration Form - Registration Deadline 4/8/11