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Greenhouse Ribbon Cutting Celebration, Plant Sale, & Gardening Workshops

  • Friday, September 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County will be joined by the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce to commemorate the completion of the new CCE Greenhouse with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office on 377 Schroon River Road in Warrensburg.The dedication will take place on Friday, September 21st at 9am.Cooperative Extension will also hold a plant sale on that day from 9am to 3pm.

Cornell Cooperative Extension will continue the plant sale on Saturday, September 22nd along with a series of workshops and activities.Scheduled workshops will include: Outdoor Cooking from 9-10am. Join us in making simple, healthy foods, and learn about the nutritional benefits they hold; Invasive Species: Burning Bush, Barberry, and Black Locust; OH MY! From 10-11am. A discussion about common invasive plant species and how they affect our natural environment. Discover which natives can be used to combat the invasive species epidemic; Blooming Bouquets from 11-12pm. Learn about aesthetic floral displays and show off your skills in our interactive flower arranging activity; The Art of Landscape Design from 1-2pm. Learn how to organize, construct and beautify your outdoor spaces using flattering colors and combinations; No-till, No Trouble from 2-3pm Does your soil need a facelift? Rejuvenate your garden and preserve your soil by using no-till and cover cropping practices. Let us show you how! Activities comprise of “Ask the Expert” Master Gardener booth, pH testing, 4-H booth, youth fun zone - participate in fun games, including: ski ball, corn hole, ring toss, sack races, backyard bass and more, hay rides and a hay maze. A garden basket drawing will be held at end of the day.

The newly installed greenhouse was purchased with a NYS Agriculture and Markets Fair Infrastructure Award. The greenhouse will be used for educational workshops for both youth and adults. Dr. James Seeley Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension explains “With the addition of the greenhouse to our educational gardens we will be able to extend our growing season and our program offerings.This grant helps our mission of bringing Cornell University research based knowledge to the local community.”

For a full schedule of events please go to Cornell Cooperative Extensions website at http://warren.cce.cornell.edu/ or for more information contact our office at 518-623-3291.


Contact

Jess Holmes
Master Gardener Program Coordinator
jmh452@cornell.edu
518-668-4881

Location

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
377 Schroon River Road
Warrensburg, NY 12885