Master Gardeners Begin Evening in the Garden Series

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County

Anxious to start working in your garden? The Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Exten-sion are anxious and hopeful that the gardening season will soon be well underway. Therefore, the Chautauqua County Master Gardeners announce the start of the Evening in the Garden sessions for the upcoming 2019 gardening season. Every EIG will be held at the Frank Bratt Ag Center (3542 Turner Rd, Jamestown, NY) at 6pm on the third Wednesday of the month, starting with May 15th and continuing through September. Topics for this season are as follows: May 15th: Using a cold frame and taking plants from house to garden; June 19th: Companion garden-ing, weed control and cover crops; July 17th: Succession planting and controlling insects and diseases; August 21st: Harvesting from the garden and preserving the harvest; and lastly, Sep-tember 18th: Composting and saving seeds.

Each Evening in the Garden also provides time for questions and answers, tours of the demon-stration garden, free pH soil testing and sometimes, a tasting. All ages and groups are welcome to attend the Evening in the Garden, and we hope you will come full of questions and ideas that the Master Gardeners can discuss. If you’re a first time gardener, or an established gardener, come find out what’s new or tried & true.

The Master Gardener Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Exten-sion of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmen-tal agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and admin-istration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt un-der section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national co-operative 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 www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.