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Master Gardener Volunteers teach about various gardening topics.


Master Your Garden Educational Series

  • Saturday, February 5, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, March 5, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, June 4, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, July 2, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, August 6, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, September 3, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Master Gardener volunteers at 10am on the first Saturday of each month as they teach about various gardening topics.  All classes will be held at Orleans County CCE, either in the Trolley Building or in the Education Center.   Class size is limited, pre-registration is required.  Suggested donation: $5 per class.  Register by calling 585-798-4265 ext 126.  All current Covid-19 safety protocols must be followed. Email klo54@cornell.edu for more details.

Pollinating Insects February 5th: Kickoff to the series! Introductory presentation by MG Erica Wanecski on Mutualism– Best Friends in Nature . Headline presentation on bees and other pollinating insects by Geri Hens: Professional Beekeeper/Environmental Educator/Master Beekeeper

Meet Your Mulch March 5th: Selecting the best mulch for your garden. Presenter: MG Jena Buckwell

Natural Easter Egg Dyes April 2nd: How to make dyes from natural sources to decorate eggs! Presenter: MG Brenda Radzinski

Worms Eat My Garbage May 7th: An introduction to composting with worms. Presenter: MG Nancy Halstead

Hydroponic Gardening June 4th: Learn the basics of how to grow plants hydroponically at home. Presenter: MG Mark Tucker

IPM of Snails and Slugs July 2nd: How to deal with snails and slugs in your garden with a strong emphasis on biological control. Presenter: MG Jena Buckwell

Protecting Local Waterways August 6th: Learn how homeowners can make conscious choices to protect our local watershed. Presenter: Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation District

Native Plants September 3rd: Discover why gardening with native plants benefits our local ecosystem and protects the environment. Presenter: TBD

Delightful Dahlias October 1st: Learn the basics of growing these gorgeous flowers at home. Presenter: MG Kristina Gabalski

Winter Squash November 5th:  A brief discussion on the different types of winter squash and their best uses. Presenter: Hort Educator Katie Oakes


Suggested $5 donation


Katie Oakes
Horticulture Educator, Master Gardener & Master Food Preserver Program Coordinator
585-798-4265 ext. 125

Last updated January 14, 2022