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‘WEEDS, SHOOTS & FLOWERS’

Learn Gardening for Free from Master Gardeners at CCE

April 22, 2014

[LIBERTY] – Learn about “Weeds, Shoots & Flowers!” during the second of three hands-on gardening trainings on Wednesday, May 7.  The free instructional classes will be taught by Sullivan County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Gerald Skoda Education Center in Liberty.

The last training entitled “Designing, Digging & Delegating!” will be held on June 4.

The classes are held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County in the teaching garden located at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Ferndale.

Sullivan Renaissance and CCE are holding the trainings to assist individuals who want to volunteer but aren’t sure how to help with community gardens in their hometowns. 

Attendees will learn the basics of caring for a garden from start to finish – and be able to roll up their sleeves to work in their own gardens and to help at nearby community projects.  Those who successfully complete all three classes will receive a completion certificate and a special gift from Sullivan Renaissance.

Gardening projects in many communities throughout Sullivan County will be announced by Sullivan Renaissance on Thursday, April 24.  Each of the organizations receiving a grant will rely entirely on volunteer support to meet its goals.  All of them can use additional help.

Training space is limited and pre-registration is requested for the classes.  Refreshments will be provided.  For more information or to register, contact Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445 or www.sullivanrenaissance.org.

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.