Workshops

Workshop: Putting Your Gardens to Bed

October 17, 2018; 6:30 – 7:30 PM.  Preparing your flower garden, vegetable garden and lawns for winter can be overwhelming.In this hour long presentation, Chemung County Master Gardener, Peg Weidemann, will help you think through a checklist of items that should be focused on to best prepare for winter weather and for next year’s gardens.

Speaker: Peg Weidemann, Chemung County Master Gardener

Place:Steele Memorial Library (IT room), 101 E Church Street, Elmira, NY

Workshop fee: Free, but a $3 suggested donation helps support our Horticulture Program.

Please register with CCE Chemung at 607-734-4453, or jy578@cornell.edu


Workshop: Using Bulbs in the Landscape

September 19, 2018; 6:30 – 7:30 PM.Flowering bulbs are an important addition to any landscape or garden. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County to learn how to prepare your soil and effectively plant bulbs for spring color. You will learn different types of bulbs and their planting and maintenance tips.

Speaker: Ken Wida, Chemung County Master Gardener

Place:Steele Memorial Library (IT room), 101 E Church Street, Elmira, NY

Workshop fee: Free, but a $3 suggested donation helps support our Horticulture Program.

Please register with CCE Chemung at 607-734-4453, or jy578@cornell.edu.


Workshop: Lawn Renovation

July 24, 2018; 6:30 – 7:30 PM.Are you fed up with your lawn? Are you ready for a healthier, more attractive lawn? Or looking for an alternative to all that grass? If so, please join Master Gardener Barbara Classen for a workshop on the what-when-why-and how of renovating your lawn. The workshop will also include a brief look at alternatives to that elusive "perfect" lawn.

Speaker: Barbara Classen, Chemung County Master Gardener

Place: Steele Memorial Library (IT Room), 101 E Church Street, Elmira, NY

Workshop fee: Free, but a $3 suggested donation helps support our Horticulture Program.

Please register with Chemung CCE at 607-734-4453. 


Workshop: Learn about Vermicomposting (worm composting)

June 14, 2018; 6:30 – 7:30 PM.Do you have kitchen scraps and yard debris that you don’t know what to do with?Would you like natural, home-made compost for your garden?Worm compost is considered an especially good soil amendment and nutrient source for your garden.In this one-hour workshop, Chemung County Master Gardener, Peg Weidemann, is going to talk about how to turn your yard and kitchen waste into valuable soil amendment with the help of worms.

Speaker: Peg Weidemann, Chemung County Master Gardener

Place:Steele Memorial Library (large conference room), 101 E Church Street, Elmira, NY

Workshop fee: Free, but a $3 suggested donation helps support our Horticulture Program.

Please register with CCE Chemung at 607-734-4453, or jy578@cornell.edu.


Workshop: Using Bulbs in the Landscape

May 23, 2018; 6:30 – 7:30 PM.  Flowering bulbs are an important addition to any landscape or garden. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County to learn how to prepare your soil and effectively plant bulbs for spring color. You will learn different types of bulbs and their planting and maintenance tips.

Speaker: Ken Wida, Chemung County Master Gardener

Place:Steele Memorial Library (IT room), 101 E Church Street, Elmira, NY

Workshop fee: Free, but a $3 suggested donation helps support our Horticulture Program.

Please register with CCE Chemung at 607-734-4453, or jy578@cornell.edu.


Workshop: Vegetable Container Gardening

April 24, 2018; 6:30 – 7:30 PM.  Container gardens help you maximize small spaces and they are easy to care for! Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County to learn how to create a container garden on your patio, terrace, or entryway. You will learn how to plant vegetables in containers successfully, from soil mixes and planting techniques to maintaining tips.

Speaker: Chris Gagliardo, Chemung County Master Gardener

Place:Steele Memorial Library (IT room), 101 E Church Street, Elmira, NY

Workshop fee: Free, but a $3 suggested donation helps support our Horticulture Program.

Please register with CCE Chemung at 607-734-4453, or jy578@cornell.edu.


Workshop: Seed Starting

Starting your own seeds is a cost effective way to grow a greater variety of plants for your garden. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County to learn how to start seeds successfully. The topics we will cover include techniques for starting seeds indoors, proper care, lighting and watering, and how to prepare your seedlings for transplant.

This workshop will be offered three times, on:

February 20th, 2018; 2:00 – 3:00 PM

February 28th, 2018; 2:00 – 3:00 PM

March 9th, 2018; 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Place:CCE Chemung, Conference Room. 425 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY

Workshop fee:Free, but a $3 suggested donation helps support our Horticulture Program.

Registration is required. Please contact Chemung CCE at 607-734-4453, or jy578@cornell.edu, and mention your preferred workshop date. 

Contact

Jingjing Yin
Community Horticulture Educator
jy578@cornell.edu
607-734-4453 xt 208

Last updated September 21, 2018