Workshops

Workshop: Composting

September 19, 2017; 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? 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 and plant food. She will also give an introduction on vermiculture (worm composting).

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


Workshop: Lawn Renovation

August 15, 2017; 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, or jy578@cornell.edu. 


Workshop: Weed Identification and Management

July 19, 2017; 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County to learn identification strategies and management tactics to help control weeds in your landscapes.

Speaker: Linda Svoboda, Horticulture Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County

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.

Registration is required. Please contact Chemung CCE at 607-734-4453, or jy578@cornell.edu. 


Workshop: Want more plants? Let’s propagate!

June 14, 2017; 6:30 – 7:30 PM.Propagating ornamental plants from seeds, cuttings, or divisions is one of the most gratifying thing of horticulture practices. Jingjing Yin, Horticulture Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County will lead this one-hour workshop to review the fundamentals of asexual propagation. Bring your plants and pruning shears if you want.

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, or jy578@cornell.edu. 


Workshop: Irrigation Systems and Rain Barrels

May 17, 2017; 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Save time, water, and money by installing an irrigation system in your garden. It is easier than you might think and we'll show you how. Rain barrels are a great way to conserve and collect water for the garden. You can purchase a ready to use barrel or make one yourself with instructions that will be available at the workshop.

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

  

Workshop: Sustainable Lawn Care

April 19, 2017; 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Is the green in your lawn weeds or grass? Do you know how and when to plant grass seeds? Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County to learn about essential lawn maintenance tips. In this workshop, you will learn how to cultivate a sustainable lawn, including what to plant, building healthy soil, conserving water, using organic sources of grass nutrients, minimizing the use of pesticides and herbicides, mowing tips, and more. We will show you how easy growing grass can really be!

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, or jy578@cornell.edu. 

  

Workshop: Planning Your Vegetable Garden

March 22, 2017; 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Starting a vegetable garden at home is a great way to spend time with children or spend time outdoors in the sun. Planting a garden with vegetables also rewards you with nutritious fresh vegetables, enjoyment and economic savings. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County to learn how to start a vegetable garden this spring. No yard? Don’t worry! We will also talk about square foot gardening, vertical gardens, container gardening, etc.

Speaker: Jingjing Yin, Horticulture Educator at CCE of Chemung County

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

  

Workshop: Introduction to Biochar

February 22, 2017; 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Biochar, or agricultural charcoal, produced from low oxygen conditions (pyrolysis), is reported to have many benefits including improvement of soil structure, water and nutrient retention and increase in soil microbial activities. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County to learn various aspects related to biochar production and its applications.

Speaker: Jingjing Yin, Horticulture Educator at CCE of Chemung County

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, or jy578@cornell.edu. 

  

Workshop: Caring for Houseplants

January 25, 2017; 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Houseplants light up our lives during those long, long months between October and April when the weather shuts us away from our gardens. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County to learn all about caring for plants in your home. Learn about various houseplants and their needs. We will also talk about how to propagate your houseplants.

Speaker: Jingjing Yin, Horticulture Educator at CCE of Chemung County

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

Workshop fee: Free.

  

Workshop: Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

November 9, 2016; 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Pollinators are important because pollination leads to the production of fruits we can eat and seeds that will create more plants. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County for a pollinator garden workshop. Ken Wida, Chemung County Master Gardener Intern, will be talking about how to attract pollinators such as honeybees and hummingbirds to your yard during this free workshop. You will learn what you can do to create an ideal habitat for these beautiful pollinators.

Speaker: Ken Wida, Chemung County Master Gardener Intern

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

Workshop fee: Free.


Workshop: Learn about Soils and Vermiculture (worm composting)

October 11, 2016; 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Healthy soil is the basis of healthy plants and a healthy garden. When garden soil is in good shape, there is less need for fertilizers or pesticides. In the first part of this workshop, Jingjing Yin, Horticulture Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County, will be talking about how to prepare garden soil for spring planting, including soil basics, how to interpret soil test results, organic matter, cover crops, etc. In the second part of this workshop, Chemung County Master Gardener, Peg Weidemann, will give an introduction on vermiculture (worm composting).

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

Workshop fee: Free.

       

Workshop: Putting Your Garden to Bed

October 5, 2016; 2:00 – 3:00 PM.  It is time to prepare a checklist of tasks to put our garden to bed. Chemung County Master Gardener, Terry Snyder, is going to talk about how to clean your garden to protect it from winter weather and prepare it for spring planting!

Speaker: Chemung County Master Gardener, Terry Snyder

Place: Villa Serene, 399 E 14th St, Elmira Heights, NY 14903

Fee: Free

    

Workshop: Home Vegetable and Fruit Preservation – Drying and Freezing

September 14, 2016; 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County for a home vegetable and fruit preservation workshop. Terry Snyder, Chemung County Master Gardener, has been practicing vegetable and fruit preservation over 40 years. In this workshop, she will explore principles and practices of how to successfully freeze and dry vegetables and fruits. She will also tell you her secret recipes and her tips based on her forty-year practices!

Speaker: Terry Snyder, Chemung County Master Gardener

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

Workshop fee: Free.

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


Workshop: Want more plants? Let’s propagate!

August 10, 2016; 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Propagating ornamental plants from seeds, cuttings, or divisions is one of the most gratifying thing of horticulture practices. Jingjing Yin, Horticulture Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County will lead this one-hour workshop to review the fundamentals of asexual propagation. Bring your plants and pruning shears if you want.

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

Workshop fee: $5 per person, no charge for Chemung County Master Gardeners.

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

Contact

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

Last updated August 22, 2017