Spring 2019 Horticulture Course Brochure Content

Seed Starting

Saturday, March 16th

1 to 2 p.m.

CCE Broome Auditorium

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 household to cover cost of materials. To register please call 607-584-9966 or visit:https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2019wintergardening_203

Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Saturday, March 16th

2:30 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 household.Please bring a pair of garden gloves and hand pruners.

To register please call 607-584-9966 or visit:https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2019wintergardening_203

Season Extension and Low Tunnel Construction

Saturday, April 6th

1 to 2 p.m.

CCE Ag. Development Center

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 per household 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/2019wintergardening_203

Building and Planting in Raised Beds

Saturday, April 6th

2:30 to 4 p.m.

CCE Broome Auditorium

Cutler Botanic Gardens grounds

Learn about the benefits of growing in a raised bed and how to construct a raised bed that suits your needs. Learn space requirements for most common vegetables plants. This class is demonstration only. Please dress for the weather.The cost of this class is $10 per household.Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. To register please call 607-584-9966 or visit https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2019wintergardening_203

Rain Barrels and Irrigation

Saturday, May 11th

1 to 2 p.m.

CCE Ag. Development Center

Cutler Botanic Garden grounds

Learn what you need to know about adding a rain water collection and irrigation system to your yard.

We will discuss the problems of storm water runoff and ways to mitigate them. Then we will visit the newly developed Rainwater Collection and Irrigation Demonstration site and other irrigation systems at Cutler Botanic Garden. The cost of this class is $10 per household.Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. To register please call 607-584-9966 or visit https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/2019wintergardening_203

Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale

Saturday, May 25

9 a.m. 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, visit the Farmers Market 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.

Composting Made Easy

Thursday, 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 21, 2019