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Yates County Master Gardeners to Hold “Gardening Matters Day”


The Yates County Building Auditorium in Penn Yan will be the site of the Yates County Master Gardeners “Garderning Matters Day.”

The event will take place on April 13th from 10 a.m. until noon and the cost is pay what you can on a sliding scale from ($0-$20 per person). All attendees will receive a free “Garden in a Bag” collection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds.

Topics include:

  • Vegetable Container Gardening: a versatile and space-efficient way of cultivating vegetables
  • “Right Place (It Doesn’t Happen Overnight)”: Garden Planning and Preparation
  • Herb Gardens & Herb Uses: Learn about the numerous benefits of growing herbs at home.
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. To RSVP, visit their website or call CCE-Yates County at (315) 536-5123. For questions or additional information, contact Cheryl Flynn at [email protected].

The Master Gardener Program is a national program of trained volunteers who partner with their county Cooperative Extension Office to share information throughout the community.

Master Gardeners are neighbors who teach neighbors about landscapes, vegetables, fruits, herbs, houseplants, beneficial and harmful insects, plant diseases, integrated pest management, wildlife management, soils, birds, composting, water conservation, and much much more.

Master Gardeners are considered researchers rather than experts. They participate in 40 hours of training provided by experienced staff from Cornell Cooperative Extension to gain a basic understanding of horticulture and available horticultural information and online resources. Course topics include plant nutrition, soils, vegetable and fruit culture, trees, shrubs, lawns, diseases and insects that affect plants, pruning, and more.

For more information, please call us at 315-536-5123.

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