Saturday, April 16, 2011

Join Ken Green from the Hudson Valley Seed Library Tomorrow at Coffee in the Garden!

Have you seeded greens? Peas? Onions? Leeks?

Why not? It's that time!

Join us for coffee in the garden this Sunday 10 am, when Ken Green will get "seedy!"

We've organized our veggie seed collection into "Start Outdoors Now," "Start Indoors Now," and "Start Outdoors Later," to help you get organized and get that veggie patch started!

Today is Garden Day at Ulster Community College

Saturday April 16th - Garden Day at Ulster County Community College hosted by the Cornell Cooperative and the Master Gardeners of Ulster County!

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.