Sign up for 'Gardening Matters Day' April 9

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County
"Gardening Matters Day" will be held  from 10 a.m. - noon Saturday, April 9 in the county auditorium. All attendees will receive a free “Garden in a Bag “ collection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited to 30 attendees. To RSVP, visit the website at https://bit.ly/gmday2022 or call CCE-Yates County at 315-536-5123.

PENN YAN — The Master Gardeners of Yates County are happy to announce the upcoming event Gardening Matters Day.

Topics Include:

  • Growing Peanuts in New York State (Cheryl Flynn, Cornell Cooperative Extension – Yates County Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator)
  • Companion Planting (Beverly Barnwell, Master Gardener Volunteer)
  • Gardening in a Changing Climate (Arlene Wilson, Cornell Cooperative Extension - Yates County Executive Director, Master Gardener Volunteer)
  • Growing Apples for Hard Cider (Lindsey Dawkins)
  • Pollinators In Your Garden (Caroline Boutard-Hunt, Agricultural and Horticultural Educator)

The event will be held indoors at the Yates County Building Auditorium (face coverings are encouraged, but not required) with social distancing protocols in place. All attendees will receive a free “Garden in a Bag “collection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited to 30 attendees. To RSVP, visit the website at https://bit.ly/gmday2022 or call CCE-Yates County at 315-536-5123. For questions or additional information, contact Caroline Boutard-Hunt at cb239@cornell.edu

The Master Gardener Program is a national program of trained volunteers who work in partnership with their counties' Cooperative Extension Office to share information throughout the community.

Master Gardeners are neighbors teaching neighbors about landscapes, vegetables, fruits, herbs, houseplants, beneficial and harmful insects, plant diseases, integrated pest management, wildlife management, soils, birds, composting, water conservation, and much much more.

Master Gardeners are considered researchers rather than experts. They participate in 40 hours of training provided by experienced staff from Cornell Cooperative Extension to gain a basic understanding of horticulture and available horticultural information and online resources. Course topics include plant nutrition, soils, vegetable, fruit culture, trees, shrubs, lawns, diseases, and insects that affect plants, pruning and more.

For more information, please call 315-536-5123.

“Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities”

If you go:

WHAT: Yates County Master Gardeners Present "Gardening Matters Day"

WHEN: 10 a.m. - noon Saturday, April 9

WHERE: Yates County Building Auditorium (Basement Level) 417 Liberty St., Penn Yan

COST: Pay what you can sliding scale ($0-$20 per person)

REGISTER: Pre-registration is required. Visit https://bit.ly/gmday2022 or call 315-536-5123