Coffee and Dessert Series: Late blight

Date(s) - Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County


The Genesee County Master Gardeners will hold an evening Coffee and Dessert Series from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Cooperative Extension office,  420 E. Main St., Batavia.

Participants will enjoy a variety of gardening topics taught by Master Gardeners along with coffee, tea and desserts.

The cost is $10 per person per class. Pre-registration is required because class size is limited.  To register, contact Brandie Schultz at (585) 343-3040, ext. 101 or stop by the office at 420 East Main St., Batavia.

Topics are:

March 25: “Late Blight in the Home Garden” Late blight is a serious plant disease that attacks potatoes and tomatoes. Learn what it is and how to effectively manage it in your vegetable garden this year. The registration deadline is March 20.

April 8: “Bring on the Butterflies!” This program will help participants learn about the characteristics and life cycles of butterflies likely to be found in the area. Find out what plants to grow in your garden to attract butterflies and tips to keep them coming back year after year. The presenters will share insights into the amazing ability of these insects to detect suitable food sources and to protect themselves from their enemies. The registration deadline is April 3.

April 15: “Plant a Cutting Garden” Cut flowers are not difficult to grow. The range is diverse and includes annuals, perennials, bulbs and herbs to shrubs and even ground covers. Learn the basics for planning, growing, cutting and conditioning fresh flowers for cutting. The event will also look at the various plants and flowers you can grow and dry to make simple and beautiful arrangements. The registration deadline is April 10.

April 29: “Gardening for Pollinators & Native Bees” Pollinators need your help. Learn about the astonishing diversity of native bees in North America and discover those that may be living and working in your back yard. The presenters will give you simple steps to create a pollinator-friendly landscape around your home, school or workplace so that you can enjoy butterflies, bees and other friendly fauna. The registration deadline is April 24.