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FREE GARDENING CLASS

Learn about ‘Weeds, Shoots & Flowers’ at Cooperative Extension

April 27, 2015

[LIBERTY] – Learn about “Weeds, Shoots & Flowers!” during the second of three hands-on gardening trainings on Wednesday, May 6 at the Gerald Skoda Education Center in Liberty.  

The free class is meant to help individuals who want to volunteer but aren’t sure how to assist with community gardens in their hometowns.  However, anyone who just wants to learn how to garden is welcome.

The training will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County in the teaching garden located at 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Ferndale.  Space is limited and pre-registration is requested.  Refreshments will be provided.  

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.  Individuals should wear walking shoes for an outdoor session that will include: identifying weeds, a pruning demonstration and a review of what tools are needed for the job.

The class is being taught by Diana K. Weiner, Horticulture Coordinator for Sullivan Renaissance, and Sullivan County Master Gardener Volunteers, led by Susan Dollard, the Master Gardener Program Coordinator.

The last training entitled “Designing, Digging & Delegating!” will be held on June 3.  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 were announced by Sullivan Renaissance on Saturday, April 25.  Each of the organizations receiving a grant relies entirely on volunteer support to meet its goals.  All of them can use additional help.

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.