Master Gardeners To Host Workshops

ELLICOTTVILLE – The focus is on understanding proven cultural practices for growing your own healthy vegetable garden at Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s Gardening Day hosted by Cattaraugus/Allegany County Master Gardeners from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 11, in the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville. The program is free, but pre-registration is required; call 699-2377, ext. 106. Leave a message anytime, and the registration will be confirmed. Donations are 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. to 12:10 p.m., including a refreshment break: “Integrated Pest Management – Know Your Enemy”; “Cornell Online Gardening Resources”; and “Deer Proofing Your Garden.”

Each participant may also choose to attend one of five different mini-workshops from 12:30-1:30 p.m. They are “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.”

Door prizes and sponsor giveaways will be featured. Those attending should dress for the weather; some sessions may be outdoors.