Library to Host Trowel Talks

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Prendergast Library will host three “Trowel Talks,” workshops put together by Master Gardeners this spring.

The first session, Garden Basics, is set for 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Individuals will learn how to identify a location, prepare the location for planting, select seeds and start seeds. Techniques that have been used by gardeners in our community will be discussed.

The topic from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, is Eco Friendly Gardening. Those attending will learn about using and reusing items, making wise use of resources, fertilizing, watering, composting and mulching.

Make a Bucket Garden is the subject from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22. Attendees will learn about container gardening, plant selection, and requirements. They will also plant a small garden in a bucket to take home.

All sessions are free and open to the public. To sign up, stop at the Information Desk or call 484-7135. The library is located at 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown.

The mission of the Chautauqua County Master Gardener Program is to educate and serve the community, utilizing university- and research-based horticultural information. Community volunteers have successfully completed more than 50 hours of Cornell-approved training and volunteer a minimum of 50 hours per year.

For more information about the Master Gardener Program, contact Betsy Burgeson by calling 664-9502, Ext. 204, or emailing emh92@cornell.edu.