Fall gardening classes by Master Gardeners in Erie County

Date/Time
Date(s) - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Cornell Cooperative Extension

Categories


Invasive plants, insects and worms will be discussed in fall gardening classes held by the Master Gardeners in Erie County.

Register online or contact jah663@cornell.edu or (716) 652-5400 ext. 176.

The cost for the public is $15 per class or $45 for all three classes. For Master Gardeners in any county, the cost is $15 per class or $40 for all three classes.

Topics and details are:

The Ten Least Wanted List: Invasive Insects in the Garden

Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Cornell Cooperative Extension office, Roycroft Campus, 21 South Grove St., East Aurora

Invasive insects can damage food crops, ornamental plants and decimate species such as elm and ash trees. Gardeners are often among the first to note the presence and damage done by these insects. Learn to be an informed observer of your environment.

 

Jumpin’ Jehosaphat – It’s Jumping Worms

Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Cornell Cooperative Extension office, Roycroft Campus, 21 South Grove St., East Aurora

Jumping worms (Amynthas species) have appeared in WNY gardens where they can dramatically change soil texture and strip nutrients from topsoil, killing plants. Learn how to identify jumping worms by their unusual movements, understand their life cycle, and distinguish them from common earthworms in your garden.

 

Invasive Plants and Weeds: What’s a Gardener to Do?

Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Unity Church of Buffalo, 1243 Delaware Ave., Buffalo

Invasive and aggressive plants are competitors in your garden – crowding out valued plants and competing for water, light and nutrients. This class will help gardeners identify a variety of these plants and provide some alternatives in plant choices.