Tuesday, February 4 2014 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Ontario County Master Gardener’s Spring Garden Symposium
Saturday, February 15, 2014
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Finger Lakes Community College (Cafeteria)
4355 Lakeshore Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
(Canandaigua, NY) - Are you longing for Spring? Cabin fever got you down? Don’t despair! Come join the Ontario County Master Gardener’s Spring Garden Symposium for a day of horticultural inspiration on Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Finger Lakes Community College (Cafeteria), 4355 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, NY.
Butterfly Gardening: Ken Harbison
Ken Harbison, Ontario County Master Gardener. Butterflies are beautiful visitors to our gardens. The design of gardens to attract butterflies and provide for their needs will be discussed. The selection of plants is important to provide nectar over an extended blooming season. The garden should provide shelter and access to water and minerals. Host plants for caterpillars of specific species will also be covered. The life cycles of different species will be mentioned, especially with respect to overwintering.
Enhancing Backyard Habitat for Climate Change Mitigation: Bob Haggett
Bob Haggett, Ontario County Master Gardener.
Bob will give participants some background information on climate change. He will discuss what gardeners can do to lessen the impact of climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Enhancing backyard habitat for wildlife through lawn reduction and attracting birds can be effective ways to mitigate climate change through changing the carbon cycle.
Water Conservation in the Garden: Jeanne Totman
Jeanne Totman, Ontario County Master Gardener. Jeanne Totman and her husband, Todd operate a bulk vegetable farm. They market their products at the Finger Lakes Produce Auction in Penn Yan. The major focus of the farm is to do more with less. Vegetables are grown in raised beds covered with plastic mulch and irrigated with drip tape. This allows them to make every drop of precious water count. Jeanne will share her insights and ideas on how the home gardener can conserve our most valuable resource, Water!
The Doc and Katy Abraham Green Thumb Award will be presented to the recipient after lunch.
The cost of the symposium is $40.00 per person, which includes lunch, lecture handouts and refreshments. Registration deadline is February 4, 2014. The registration flyer is available at: www.cceontario.org
For more information or to receive a flyer, call 585-394-3977 x 427 or email email@example.com