Tuesday, August 27 2013 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners’ are hosting an open house at their demonstration garden, located on the east side of the North Seneca Ambulance building on North Road in Waterloo on Tuesday evening, August 27th from 5:30 to 6:30PM. The garden was started last year in what was an empty field. The area now has composting, 12 raised beds full of vegetables, a newly planted butterfly garden, and a Native American garden area, complete with fencing, a sign and picnic table. Master Gardeners will be there to answer questions and show the public what they can do in a small space.
Come and see what is growing in our garden. Planted and maintained by the Master Gardeners, the garden features nine 3x3 foot raised beds that are planted with various vegetables, strawberries and some flowers and herbs to attract beneficial insects to the garden. Learn how and why we do this. There are also 3 longer raised beds with various plantings, including herbs, some potatoes in barrels, straw bales planted with veggies, a new butterfly garden, blueberries in tubs, and long rows of mounds of various Native American crops, such as tobacco, Jerusalem artichoke, and the “three sisters”, inter cropping of corn, beans and squash. Learn about these various growing methods and see what might work for you. Free samples, recipes and your gardening questions answered by the master gardeners during the one hour garden tour and information session. Fresh samples for tasting at the picnic table, so stop by!
In case of rain, bring an umbrella and tour the gardens anyway. Please park in the back parking lot of the ambulance so as not to block any emergency vehicles.
For more information please call the SCCCE office at 315-539-9251. Or visit our website at www.senecacountycce.org. Like us on Facebook to get up to the minute information!