Cornell Cooperative Extension Announces Garden Talks

The Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension are presenting a Saturday workshop on making your garden a vibrant Hudson Valley oasis. This program is the second part of a series of workshops.

This event will be held at Glynwood Farm,362 Glynwood Road (Route 301), Cold Spring, on June 28, rain date June 29, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The day will focus on Soil Basics: Science, Cultivation and Your Garden which are the most important elements in a garden and yet too often taken for granted. Soil is amazing. It’s filled with water, air, and small creatures and, if healthy, will make a successful garden. Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension will discuss worm composting and soil chemistry. There will be a grounds tour by Glynwood’s David Llewellyn, demonstrations on compost turning and techniques for farm-scale and home-scale composting.

Mark your calendars for the series conclusion with Make Your Yard Beautiful, October 25, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.,at the office of the Hudson Highlands Land Trust.Carolyn Summers, landscape architect, author, and adjunct professor will share the trick to a lovely garden that thrives with little or no care. Jen Stengle, Community Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension Putnam County will follow with a discussion on The Sustainable Backyard: Five Easy Practices by offering steps that have positive impacts on climate change, waste streams and native ecosystems.

Registration for the Garden Talks series is limited and early sign-up is advised. The deadline for each program is one week prior to the event. Each program fee is $25 per person. Contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-278-6738 or download the registration form: cce.cornell.edu/putnam.

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