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CALLICOON – Volunteers will be planting spring bulbs on each of the first two Sundays in November at locations throughout the Hamlet of Callicoon. The planting is scheduled by the Callicoon Business Association. Sullivan Renaissance is providing bulbs and planting instruction in order to promote the use of deer-resident bulbs and encourage volunteer participation through the fall.
Volunteers will meet on Sunday, November 2 at 11:00 a.m. in front of Callicoon Realty (36 Lower Main Street) and are encouraged to bring gloves and a trowel, if able. The second bulb planting in Callicoon is scheduled for Sunday, November 9 for the same time and location. Both events coincide with the Callicoon Farmers Market.
“This is an easy gardening activity for people of all ages,” said Diana K. Weiner, Sullivan Renaissance Horticulture Coordinator, “Planting a colorful selection of bulbs will provide beauty from early March through May.”
Several bulb planting events have already been held at sites around Sullivan County in celebration of “National Make a Difference Day” in October. Locations included: the Basha Kill Area Association in Wurtsboro, Main Street in Jeffersonville, the Teen & Senior Center in South Fallsburg and the Stone Castle Garden in Swan Lake.
“Each bulb demonstration site received 190 bulbs that will extend the season and grow well in Sullivan County,” Weiner added, “These nine different types of bulbs range from early blooming small groundcover snowdrops to later blooming large summer snowflake varieties.”
To help at a bulb demonstration planting or to learn more about Sullivan Renaissance volunteer opportunities, contact Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445, firstname.lastname@example.org or SullivanRenaissance.org.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, FisherMears Associates, Kristt Company, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation, and WSUL/WVOS.