February 2017
Let’s Garden Workshop
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Let’s Garden Workshop

Date: Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Time:  8:30 AM- 2:30 PM

Location: Ovid Fire Department, 2136 Brown Street (just off of Route 414/96) Ovid, NY 14521 

Registration by March 2nd is encouraged as space is limited. Call Seneca County CCE at 315-539-9251 to register, or register online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/GardenDay2017_245.

Beat down those winter blahs and start getting ready for spring! The Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension (SCCCE) Master Gardeners have organized a day of speakers, food and gardening information to help you prepare for the 2017 gardening season.  

The workshop will be held Saturday, March 4th at the Ovid Fire Department, 2136 Brown Street (just off of Route 414/96) in Ovid from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  Price for the workshop is only $30.00.  There will be plenty of coffee, tea and refreshments for the morning break and a homemade buffet lunch at noon.  Participants will also receive handouts, free seeds and valuable gardening information from some very knowledgeable speakers.  There will also be a question and answer session with Master Gardener volunteers and door prizes. 

The first workshop, “Resilient Seeds in a Changing Climate” starts at 9:15AM with Petra Page-Mann, the owner of Fruition Seeds, an organic seed company in Naples, NY that cultivates over 300 varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs and flowers. Petra will speak about saving seeds. She notes that we've lost over 80% of our agricultural genetic diversity in the last century & thriving in our changing climate demands diversity more than ever. Come learn the easiest and most important seeds you can save for your own resilient garden and for future generations. 

After a brief coffee break, “Beneficial Insects” will be presented by Dr. Jason Dombroskie, who currently is the Manager for the Cornell University Insect Collection and the Coordinator of the Insect Diagnostic Lab. Jason will examine some of the major groups of beneficial insects in gardens that fill various roles from predators to decomposers and how a healthy garden contains a complex assemblage of insects. 

A lunch break, featuring homemade soups, fresh salad, bread and great homemade desserts is followed by “Are We Our Plants Worst Enemy Or Is Something Else?” presented by Dave Reville, a retired Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator in Horticulture. Dave will talk about the many factors that work at causing problems for plant growth. Learn ways of providing the best care for your landscape plants by avoiding certain pitfalls. Remember you hold the key to your plants success. 

The day concludes at 2 PM when Master Gardener volunteers will be available to answer any questions. There will also be free seeds and some very nice door prizes! 

All monies raised are used to support the Master Gardener program at SCCCE, a not-for-profit educational system.  Interact with other gardeners and start preparing for your spring gardening projects.

Registration by March 2nd is encouraged as space is limited. Call Seneca County CCE at 315-539-9251 to register, or register online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/GardenDay2017_245.

For the agenda and more information, go to: www.senecacountycce.org.

For more information:
Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners
(315) 539-9251
Gluten-Free Living Workshop
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Gluten-Free Living Workshop

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 308 Main St. Shop Centre, Waterloo, NY 13165

Cost: $25 per person. Space is limited, registration is required. Call 315-539-9251, email seneca@cornell.edu, or go online to register: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/glutenfree2017_245.

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a Gluten-Free Living Workshop on Wednesday, March 15th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension office.

Living with gluten intolerances can be challenging.  Let’s face it, the whole world revolves around eating gluten.

Please join Sue Petersen, Clinical Nutritionist and CCE Nutrition Educator, as she teaches you how to navigate the gluten-free lifestyle using a hands-on approach to all things gluten-free, including how to make your own gluten-free pizza and muffins that don’t taste like cardboard. 

You will walk away from this workshop knowing:

  • What it means to be gluten-free and how to create an abundant lifestyle
  • Signs and symptoms of gluten intolerance
  • What foods will harm you but more importantly what foods will heal you
  • How to navigate a supermarket and eat out at a restaurant
  • How to set up your home to be gluten-free, with a gluten-free pantry must have list
  • How to make a gluten-free pizza and muffins

People who should attend include; People that have Celiac, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or Crohn’s disease.  Someone that has a gluten sensitivity, any one that may suspect they have a gluten intolerance, or anyone that takes care of someone with a gluten-intolerance should attend. 

For more information:
Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension
(315) 539-9251
Pancake Breakfasts
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

St. Francis-St. Clare Parish will begin on September 6 to host their free Pancake Breakfasts at their Ministry Center (former St. Mary School) located at 35 Center St. in Waterloo with parking in the lot behind the church.  A time change will be from 8:30-10:30 AM on every Tuesday to the end of May 2017.  A new menu will add eggs and toast along with pancakes, sausage, coffee, cocoa, OJ and tea.  For more information call the Ministry Center at 315-539-2944.  

Forage Congress
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension Hosts Forage Congress

February 28, 2017

9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center, 134 North Main St., Mount Morris, NY 14510 

New to the NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team’s lineup this year is Forage Congress scheduled for February 28th at the Genesee River Restaurant & Reception Center, 134 N. Main St, Mt. Morris, NY. This event covers timely topics recommended by the region’s producers.

Other topics to be discussed by a Cornell University researcher, Cornell Cooperative Extension and local crop consultant.

  • Building your Whole Farm Plan From the Ground Up
  • Precision Feeding – High Forage Economics
  • Low Lignin Alfalfa in Mixture with High Quality Grass
  • Bag vs. Bunk Storage – Pros & Cons, a Large Dairy Case Stud
  • Soybean Insect and Weed Pest Management
  • Double Cropping – What’s the Latest 

Always a favorite, the afternoon will feature a panel of producers answering your questions on double cropping. The discussion will be led by Tom Kilcer, Advanced Ag Systems.

Registration fee is $35 per person for those enrolled with the team, $50 if not enrolled, includes morning refreshments & hot buffet lunch. Late registration after February 21 and walk-ins will be $50.  Certified Crop Adviser credits will be available.

Lunch is sponsored by King’s AgriSeeds. 

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER to guarantee a lunch: Call Cathy Wallace, 585.343.3040. ext. 138 or cfw6@cornell.edu. Registration is also available on the team’s website at http://nwnyteam.cce.cornell.edu/ under Upcoming Events. 

Chicken Barbecue
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Chicken Barbecue will be held on Sunday, March 5th at the United Church of Phelps 58 Main St., Phelps, NY from 12-1:00pm. Pre-sale pickup by 12:30pm. Dinner includes: chicken halve, coleslaw, salt potatoes, roll & dessert. Cost: $10.00. Call the church office at (315) 548-2772.

For more information:
Marsha Gibbs
(315) 548-2772