Spring 2018 Horticulture Course Brochure

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Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip  

Tuesday, March 6

6:30 a.m.

Registration Deadline: February 13

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County is offering a bus trip to the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 with the snow date of Thursday, March 8, 2018. This year’s Flower Show theme, ‘Wonders of Water,’ will celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water. Join Broome County Master Gardeners to attend the world's longest-running and largest indoor flower show.The cost is $80.00 per person. The registration deadline is Tuesday, February 13, 2018. 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. 

Seed Starting

Saturday, March 17th

1 to 2 p.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/2018wintergardening_203

Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Saturday, March 17th

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/2018wintergardening_203

Building a Better Tomato Cage

Saturday, April 7th

1 to 2 p.m.

CCE Broome Auditorium

Cutler Botanic Gardens grounds

Back by popular demand.

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 finished cage is 5 ft. tall and 2 ft. in diameter so you will need a vehicle that these will fit in. 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 may 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/2018wintergardening_203

Season Extension and Low Tunnel Construction

Saturday, April 7th

2 to 3 p.m.

CCE Broome Auditorium

Cutler Botanic Garden grounds

Back by popular demand.

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/2018wintergardening_203

Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, May 26

9 am to 1 p.m.

Broome County Cooperative Extension

Broome County Regional Farmers Market

Cutler Botanic Gardens

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. 

Broome County Farm Trail Weekend

Saturday and Sunday May 5th and 6th

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.

Composting Made Easy

Wednesday, May 30th

6:30 p.m.

CCE Auditorium

If you’ve considered composting at home but were not sure how to get started, or tried it and became discouraged, join us for the Composting Made Easy workshop. We’ll explain what to compost and demonstrate how to mix materials and manage the compost so you get the results you desire. There is no charge for this workshop, but please email Kevin Mathers at kjm8@cornell.edu or 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 14, 2018