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Cornell University Cooperative Extension Master Gardener’s Gardening Day Free Program May 11

Understanding proven cultural practices for growing your own healthy vegetable garden will be the focus at Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s Gardening Day hosted by Cattaraugus/Allegany County Master Gardeners.

The program will take place Saturday, May 11 from 8:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building at 28 Parkside Dr. in Ellicottville. The program is free. Participants are only asked to pre-register at (716) 699-2377, ext. 106. Leave a message anytime and your registration will be confirmed. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Master Gardeners will give presentations for beginner and intermediate vegetable gardeners including five hands-on, mini workshops.

All attendees will participate in three 50-minute presentations from 9 a.m.–12:10 p.m. including a refreshment break. The presentations include Integrated Pest Management – Know Your Enemy, Cornell On-line Gardening Resources, and Deer Proofing Your Garden.

Each attendee may also choose to attend one of five different mini workshops from 12:20–1:20 p.m. Mini workshops include Seed Starting – Seed Tapes and More, Creating Your Own Salad Bowl Garden, Culinary Herbs: Cooking and Brewing, Constructing Deer Proofing Devices, and Compost Tea/Manure Tea.

There will be door prizes and sponsor giveaways as well. Be sure to dress for the weather as some sessions may be outdoors.

Cornell Cooperative Extension in Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties if you have any special needs.

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