Celebrating Spring

LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood Library is celebrating spring. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardener volunteers arrived with their tools on Thursday morning to shape-up the Lakewood Library landscape for the season. Master Gardener volunteers Janet Forbes, Pat Smith, Jan Barelle and Reg Boutwell, under the direction of Master Gardener Jim Cowan, raked, weeded, trimmed bushes and performed many other necessary gardening tasks to prepare the library for the coming summer. Betsy Shepherd, library trustee, and Alan Brown and Nancy Bargar joined the Master Gardeners in their work.

The Lakewood Library’s next free trowel talk will be “3R Gardening-Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in the Garden” from 6-7 tonight at the library. For more information, phone the library at 763-6234.

The Master Gardener Program is one of several programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Cornell Cooperative Extension is a community-based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County government, the New York State SUNY system and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 664-9502 or visit cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua.