First Evening in the Garden for 2017

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners are excited to announce the first Evening in the Garden (EIG) for the 2017 gardening season on May 17 at 6:00 p.m. The Demonstration Garden is located at the Frank Bratt Agricultural Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown. Included in the first Evening in the Garden will be presentations on Preparing Garden Beds by Wikki Stapleton, Picking Good Nursery Plants by Susanne Bloom, Seed Selection by Jim Cowan and Reading a Seed Packet by Kathy Rooney. Reg Boutwell is the Chairman of the Demonstration Garden Committee and will entertain gardening questions following the presentation. Soil pH testing will also be available if a small amount of dry soil is brought to the EIG. The Evening in the Garden will continue every third Wednesday of the month through September, rain or shine.

The Master Gardener Volunteer Program volunteers are a key link to helping Cornell Cooperative Extension accomplish its mission: “to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work” by providing horticultural programs and resources that will educate home gardeners, youth, community gardeners, consumers of horticultural products, and neighbors teaching neighbors.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuating AA/EEO, Protected Center and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

The Master Gardener Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.