Horticulture Course Brochure

Spring 2017

Horticulture Course Brochure Content

Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

6:30 a.m.

Registration Deadline: February 28, 2017

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is offering a bus trip to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 with the snow date of Thursday, March 16, 2017. This year’s Flower Show theme, HOLLAND: Flowering the World, will share the diverse stories of horticulture, innovative eco-design, and modern urban greening and sustainability efforts of the Netherlands. Join Broome County Master Gardeners to attend the world's longest-running and largest indoor Flower Show.The cost is $78.00 per person. The registration deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The busses will leave the Cracker Barrel parking lot at 6:30 a.m. There will be a rest stop on the ride down and on the way home.

To register please call 607-584-9966 or visit: http://bit.ly/2jci6gI.

Growing Vegetables in a High Tunnel

Saturday, March 25, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Shared Roots Farm

3342 McGraw Marathon Road
McGraw, NY 13101

Calling all Veterans: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will be hosting a workshop on learning the fundamentals of growing vegetables using high tunnels. This workshop will be a fast paced all-inclusive presentation given at Shared Roots Farm by Judson Reid, of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY team. Topics that will be covered include: varieties, cultural practices, pest controls, etc... We also will look briefly at business planning and marketing, and then will host an on-farm hands-on component including a tour of the farm and discussion of their CSA and farmers market operation. The cost to attend this workshop is $25, which includes all presenter materials and lunch. Priority for spots will be given to Veterans in the Southern Tier, but others are welcome to attend as space permits. Travel stipends are available for veterans traveling further than one hour. To apply check the registration page. This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.

To register please call 607-584-9966 or visit:https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/vetsgrowingveggies_203

Lawn and Garden Show

Sunday, April 9th 10a.m. to 4 p.m.

Broome County Regional Farmers Market

A wide variety of lawn and garden retailers and service providers will be displaying their products and services inside and outside of the Farmers Market building. Classes on a variety of gardening topics will be occurring at CCE Broome (pre-registration required please). See schedule below:

Seed Starting

Sunday, April 9th, 10 to 11 a.m.

CCE Broome Conference Room

Learn all you need to know to start your own garden vegetable or flower plants from seed indoors. Seed starting mixes, lighting needs and after-care of seedlings will be explained. Gain hands-on experience as you sow seeds in a six-pack container. (Seeds will be provided or you can bring your own.) Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. Cost is $10 per person to cover cost of materials.

To register please call 607-584-9966 or visit:https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2017wintergardening_203

Building a Better Tomato Cage

Sunday, April 9th, 11a.m. to 12p.m.

Cutler Botanic Gardens grounds

Tired of those wimpy wire tomato cages? Construct your own cages from concrete rebar wire with the help of Master Gardener Volunteers and CCE Staff. Each cage is 5 ft. tall and 2 ft. in diameter. All materials and tools needed are provided. Please dress for the weather and bring a pair of garden gloves. Cost for this class is $15 and includes 2 cages. Additional cages will be available for $5 each. We will also cover some tips on growing tomatoes. Class size is limited so pre-registration is required.

To register please call 607-584-9966 or visit: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2017wintergardening_203

Season Extension and Low Tunnel Construction

Sunday, April 9th, 12 to 1 p.m.

Cutler Botanic Garden grounds

You can easily add 2 weeks to the start and end of the growing season by the use of low tunnels, frost blankets with supports. Construct you own 4 ft. low tunnel hoops and learn tips and techniques from Master Gardener Volunteers at Cutler Botanic Garden. Hoop material, ½ inch EMT, will be provided. Please dress for the weather and bring a pair of garden gloves. The cost of this class is $15 and includes 3 hoops. Each hoop is 4 ft. wide, 4 ft. tall. Additional hoops will be available at the class for $5 each. Class size is limited so pre-registration is required.

To register please call 607-584-9966 or visit: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2017wintergardening_203

Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Sunday, April 9th, 2 to 4 p.m.

CCE Broome Auditorium

Work with Master Gardeners in CBG learning proper techniques pruning trees and shrubs. Learn how, why and when to prune, proper tools, tool maintenance, etc. We will be going out to the gardens for the second hour so please dress for the weather. (In the event of rain/snow cancellation, class will not be rescheduled.)Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. Cost is $10 per person. Please bring a pair of garden gloves and hand pruners.

To register please call 607-584-9966 or visit:https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2017wintergardening_203

Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, May 27, 2 to 5 p.m.

Broome County Cooperative Extension

Cutler Botanic Gardens (lower entrance)

Herbs, perennials, shrubs, roses and ornamental grasses are just a sampling of what you’ll find at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Plant Sale. Get growing and planting advice from Master Gardeners; enjoy a stroll around Cutler Botanic Garden, then take home some purchased plants to grow in your own garden. Come early for the best selection. Carts/wagons are welcome. Proceeds support operations of Cutler Botanic Garden. Please note new time – 2 to 5 p.m.

Broome County Farm Trail Weekend

Saturday and Sunday May 6th and 7th

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Various farms and greenhouses in Broome County

Take the family on a road trip around Broome County to see what’s growing in our own back-yard. Maple sugar houses, dairies, alpaca farms, greenhouses and farmer’s markets all welcome you to come explore how local foods and fibers are produced. For a list of participating farms, directions, and more information, please visit our website: www.ccebroomecounty.com or stop by the office for a Broome County Farm Trail brochure.

Compost Troubleshooting

Monday, June 1st, 6:30 p.m.

CCE Auditorium

Having difficulties composting? Does your compost seem to take forever? Or does the smell remind you of rotten eggs? Sometimes our efforts to make “black gold” come up short. During this workshop we’ll explore some of the common composting problems and learn how to solve them. We’ll also delve into some alternatives to composting for recycling organic matter back into your garden soil. There is no charge for this workshop, but please call 607-584-9966 to let us know you will be attending.  

Contact

Carol Fetterman
Administrative Assistant - Ag, Hort & Environment
clf62@cornell.edu
(607) 584-9966

Last updated February 23, 2017