Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County will launch a summertime series of gardening workshops in mid June.
The one-hour workshops, led by extension horticulture educator John Farfaglia and certified master gardeners, will cover a variety of topics of interest to both new and experienced gardeners. The lecture-style training gives participants the opportunity to ask questions.
The workshops are listed below. The fee is $15 per workshop and each one is limited to 20 participants. To register, contact Amanda Henning at 433-8839, extension 231, or firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information, call Farfaglia at 433-8839, extension 226.
Gardening In Small Spaces — 6:30 p.m. June 17. Get tips on growing vegetables, herbs and flowers in raised beds and containers, and other ideas for growing good stuff in limited space. Handouts are included.
Lawn Care 101 — 6:30 p.m. July 11. This one's a beginner guide on lawn care from seeding a new lawn, repairing bare spots, when and how to do routine maintenance tasks, to troubleshooting problems and dealing with issues such as thatch, moss and grubs. Participants may bring a sample of their soil (in a small plastic sandwich bag) for pH testing and weed specimens for identification.
Growing Fruit In The Home Orchard — 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Learn the requirements for growing both tree and small fruit in the home garden. Recommended varieties, soil and cultural requirements, pruning and pest control including organic strategies will be covered.
Home Composting — 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Learn how to turn leaves and other garden waste into compost that will result in a healthier soil and better plants. Composter plans and other handout information will be available.