Deadline for Kitchen Gardens

Date(s) - Friday, Apr 12, 2019
5:00 pm


Genesee County Master Gardeners will hold a series of talks called “Catch the Gardening Bug” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Genesee County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 420 East Main St., Batavia.

Dates and topics are:

Tuesday, March 26, Invaders Amongst Our Trees

Get a DEC forester’s perspective on what invasive species are threatening our landscape trees and forests, including emerald ash borer and oak wilt. They will also discuss some new threats on the horizon such as Mile-a-Minute vine and spotted lanternfly. This program is free, but registration is required by March 22 because space is limited.

Thursday, April 4, Awesome Plants for Shady Sites

They will show you a variety of great plants that you can add to your shady retreat. Registration is required by Friday, March 29. The fee is $10.

Tuesday, April 16, Kitchen Gardens

Learn the history of what came to be known as kitchen gardens. Find out what settlers to the New World, especially New York, planted in their kitchen gardens and why. There will be hands-on activities to help you start thinking about how you would plant your own kitchen garden. Registration is required by Friday, April 12. The fee is $10.

Thursday, April 25, Fun with Compost!

Has your compost pile got you down? Maybe you would like to start one but you’re not sure how to. Cover the basics of two composting techniques that will turn your vegetable scraps into plant food, either by the traditional method of creating a pile outdoors or by using a container of worms indoors. Registration is required by Friday, April 19. The fee is $10.

For more information, contact Brandie at 585-343-3040, ext. 101 or stop by the office to register.