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DAY OF FUN IN THE GARDENS

Tour Three Unique Catskill Edible Garden Projects

June 25, 2012

[LIBERTY] – Join members of the community for an inside look at three unique Catskill Edible Gardens on Friday, June 29 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and continuing through 4:00 p.m.  The open houses will take place at the garden locations created by the Catskill Edible Garden Project, which is “growing the next generation of food entrepreneurs.”

All ages are welcome to tour the gardens.  The event also features garden activities – including making recycled plastic bottle herb planters and bird feeders, painting garden signs, and fun food-web games.  All activities are free. 

Visiting times and gardens locations are:

  • 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. – Cornell Cooperative Extension Teaching Garden at Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center, 64 Ferndale Loomis Road, Liberty, NY 12754.  Garden located in the back lot near the Par Course Trail entrance.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Sullivan West Central School Garden at Sullivan West Elementary School, 33 Schoolhouse Road, Jeffersonville, NY 12748.  Garden is located next to basketball courts at the school.
  • 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Roscoe Central School Garden at Roscoe Central School,6 Academy Street, Roscoe, NY 12776.  Garden located in the back playground at the school.

The Catskill Edible Garden Project works with schools and communities to increase access to healthy local food and promote educational efforts to raise awareness about food resources and nutrition.  The project offers the opportunity for hands-on youth development experience and exposure to food and agriculture as important aspects of our community, culture and potential career opportunities.

The Catskill Edible Garden Project is a collaborative partnership among: Catskill Mountainkeeper; Cornell Cooperative Extension; Green Village Initiative; Sullivan Renaissance; and the Center for Workforce Development. 

For more information about the open houses or the project, contact field supervisor Erin Burch at 860-319-7918 or burche22@gmail.com