Gardening talks set in Erie, Chautauqua counties

Master Gardeners in Chautauqua County will hold a gardening symposium on Saturday, Sept. 23. Note: the deadline to sign up for the symposium and lunch is Sept. 8.

Master Gardeners in Erie County will hold three gardening classes in September starting Tuesday, Sept. 12.

poster for gardening symposium by Chautauqua County master gardeners

Chautauqua County

A gardening symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 23 in the Carnahan Building, Jamestown Community College, 241 James St., Jamestown. It is sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Master Gardener Program.

The event is for new and seasoned gardeners alike.

Speakers will be:

  • Ken Parker, CNLP, indigenous horticulturist: “Choosing Native Plants for Garden Success”
  • Lori Brockelbank, specializing in traditional and urban forestry: “Good Trees for the Area”

There will also be a panel discussion from the Master Gardeners on growing garlic, composting, regulated invasive plants and other topics.

General admission is $25. For Master Gardeners from any county, the price is $15.

There is a lunch option for an additional $10.50. You must register by Friday, Sept. 8 to get a lunch ticket.

Register here or stop by the Cornell Cooperative Extension office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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Erie County

Master Gardeners of Erie County will hold three gardening classes during September.

The classes are:

  • Tuesday, September 12 6:30- 8 PM
    Roycroft Power House, 39 S Grove St., East Aurora, NY 14052
    “I’m For The Birds”
    This will cover the importance of birds, why you should feed birds, appropriate food for birds, making your yard bird-friendly, types of feeders and nesting boxes, and bird identification.
  • Wednesday, September 20 6:30- 8 PM
    Roycroft Power House, 39 S Grove St., East Aurora, NY
    “Heirloom Gardening”
    The gardens of our parents and grandparents were filled with pass-along plants like peonies, lilac, and iris. Heirloom varieties of flowers and vegetables have a long history and have been handed down through the generations. They help connect us to our cultural past by preserving the traditions, flavors, and fragrances of long ago.
  • Saturday, September 30 10 – 11:30 AM
    Parkside Lodge, 84 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY
    “Shrinking Your Lawn: Benefits and Strategies”
    This class will help you understand why lawn reduction is important and give you ideas on how to reduce your lawn.

The fee is $15 for one class, $45 for all classes for the public, and $40 for all classes for Master Gardeners.

Register here.

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