I got this list of events from Master Gardener, Pat Curran. She also said that info on the Master Gardener class will be held at a informal meeting after April 4th.
Home Food Gardening Basics
This class is for the beginning vegetable gardener! Learn where to site your garden, how to prepare the soil, how to start seeds, how to plant, when to mulch, and which easy veggies to try first. Pat Curran, Horticulture Educator at Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension, will also discuss favorite varieties, container gardening, and harvesting tips.
This class will be held Wednesday, March 30, 7-8:30 pm, at Trumansburg Middle School, through the Trumansburg Community Education Program. To learn more, or to sign up, please go to their website ( www.tburg.k12.ny.us/commed/), which has links to both the course descriptions and the registration form.
Learn to Prune Trees & Shrubs
(3) Mondays, April 4, 11 & 18, 7:00-8:30pm
at Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY
Each spring, CCE-Tompkins offers a training series for individuals who wish to volunteer with the Citizen Pruner Program and for members of the general public. Three workshops will be offered this year:
· (4/4) Trees for Challenging Sites, with Dr. Nina Bassuk of Cornell's Urban Horticulture Institute
· (4/11) Training Young Trees, Pruning Older Trees, and Tools of the Trade, with City Forestry Technician Jeanne Grace and arborist Keith Vanderhye.
· (4/18) Pruning Shrubs, with Monika Roth, Agriculture Extension Educator at CCE-Tompkins.
Take one or all: classes are $5/each for the general public and FREE to volunteers! Join the Citizen Pruner Program! Citizen Pruner volunteers prune trees and shrubs on streets and in parks throughout the City of Ithaca. Volunteer once a week or when available, from May through October. Training dates are held at the CCE-Tompkins Education Center. For more information, contact Monika Roth at (607) 272-2292 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dazzling Dahlias, Colorful Cannas!
Wed. April 6, 6:30-8:30 pm
Cannas, callas, tuberous begonias, dahlias, caladiums, lilies the list of summer-blooming bulbs is long! Some are winter-hardy; some need frost-free warm weather but bloom for months. Some like it hot! Others flourish in dappled shade. Come explore the wide variety of summer and fall-blooming bulbs we can grow. Dazzling Dahlias will take place Wed. April 6, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca. Fee: $5; pre-registration requested. Please call 272-2292 for more information or registration.
Easy Perennials for Your Landscape
Tues. April 12, 6:30-8:30 pm
Perennial flowers are nice, but you don’t have a lot of time. Which perennials are long-lived, healthy, and easy to grow? This class will cover a couple dozen easy and durable perennials and also offer tips for low maintenance. Easy Perennials will take place Tues. April 12, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca. Fee: $5; pre-registration requested. Please call 272-2292 for more information or registration.