LEAF 2020: ​An Intro to Growing Berries

Date(s) - Thursday, Mar 12, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center (CARN) at Jamestown Community College


LEAF 2020: An Intro to Growing Berries will be held by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Chautauqua County from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12 in room 120, Carnahan Center, Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer St., Jamestown.

Growing berries successfully takes some planning and correct preparation.This course will go over the basics of site selection and preparation for the common berry crops. It will also offer recommendations of varieties suited to our climate and markets. This workshop will be led by Esther Kibbe, Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY Berry Specialist. Kibbe is a native Western New Yorker, a graduate of Cornell University and now a Regional Berry Specialist with Cooperative Extension. She worked for many years as a strawberry and blueberry breeder for Driscoll’s in Florida, and more recently as a consultant advising produce companies and growers on production techniques. Esther is based in Erie County in her extension role, but her assignment covers the entire Western New York region.

The fee is $5 per person.

Register online or contact Lucy at 716-664-9502 ext. 209 or lpc33@cornell.edu.

For more information, contact Lisa Kempisty at 716-664-9502 ext. 203 or ljk4@cornell.edu.