Four workshops set for Gardens & Landscape Day on March 7 in Jamestown; register now

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Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko

The 2015 Gardens & Landscapes Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 7 in the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center at Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown.

The event is geared to home gardeners at all interest levels, from the casual gardener to the advanced Master Gardener. It will include four main workshops in addition to mini workshops during lunch. I’m honored that I have been invited to give the keynote talk.

The cost is $50 and includes lunch.

Registration is required and will close on Tuesday, March 3, but space is limited, so reserve your seat now. To register, contact Jamestown Community College’s Continuing Education Department at (716) 338-1005. The course code is CRN 6333.

The event is hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners and Jamestown Community College’s Continuing Education Department.

I will present “45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes.” In my presentation, I’ll share some of the best tips I discovered as I interviewed home gardeners and gardening experts for the online gardening magazine for Western New York. I have to average one tip per minute, so it’s fun to see if I can squeeze them all in!

Other speakers are:

Sara Baker Michalak, native plant propagator, visual artist and writer: “The Beauty and Diversity of Native Flora”

David Metzler, artistic designer: “Designing a Garden for Four Seasons”

Betsy Burgeson, superintendent of Gardens and Landscapes for Chautauqua Institution: “Emerald Ash Borer: Are You Ready?”

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