Plant sale set by Master Gardeners in Jamestown

Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, May 10, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center

Categories


The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardener (MG) Program will hold its 4th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 10 in the Big Barn at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, Turner Rd.,  off of Route 60, Jamestown.

The sale will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with no early sales and it will end at noon. Cash or Check only.

“We will have tried-and-true perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and shrubs from the Master Gardeners’ gardens and our MG volunteers will be available to answer questions,” said Betsy Burgeson, coordinator of the MG Program. In addition to the plants, there will be used gardening books, gardening tools, and Mother’s Day gardening gift baskets. Proceeds of the sale will go to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County to keep the Master Gardener Program growing.

The artists of the Resource Center’s Day Habilitation Services will also sell their garden art at the event. Many of the items are re-purposed, such as the bowling ball sculptures, and plant stands made from old chairs. Proceeds from their art will be used to purchase additional craft supplies as well as items for the Riverwalk Community Labyrinth. The garden art sale will be held in the large conference room inside the Ag Center.

Master Gardener volunteers provide the Helpline, Demonstration Gardens and presentations. Since starting up in 2009, Master Gardener volunteers have donated over $380,000 worth of time to Chautauqua County.

The Master Gardener program is a volunteer educational outreach program administered through Cornell Cooperative Extension. The goal of the program is to train enthusiastic volunteers that, in turn, educate and provide research-based information to the community on a wide variety of horticultural topics. The mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work.

For more information on the Master Gardener Program, please contact Betsy Burgeson; 716.664.9502 ext. 204 or emh92@cornell.edu.