Gardening experts to speak at Education Day

Date(s) - Saturday, Mar 12, 2016
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Classics V Banquet & Conference Center


The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County Master Gardener Program will host its Education Day  from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Classics V Banquet & Conference Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.

For the first time, Education Day will be open to the public as well as to Master Gardeners.

Two well-known speakers, Kerry Ann Mendez and Don Leopold, will present on Education Day.

Mendez, garden designer, writer, speaker and consultant, will give two talks, “10 Tips for Growing a Beautiful and Sustainable Flower Garden” and  “Three Seasons of Outrageous Color from Perennials.”

Leopold, distinguished teaching professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will present “Native Plants for Sustainable Landscapes.”

Advance registration is required. The cost for this full-day event is $30 for Erie County Master Gardeners, $45 for Master Gardeners from outside Erie County and $50 for the general public. The registration fee includes a hot buffet lunch, beverages and snacks. Space is limited.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact the Master Gardener Program office at (716) 652-5400, ext. 177 by 4:30 p.m. March 7.

For more information, call the Master Gardener Program at (716) 652-5400, ext. 177.