Spring Garden Day at Earth Fest

Melissa Bradford


The Otsego Master Gardener Volunteers will host Spring Yard Working day at the 2023 Earth Fest, Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Milford Central Faculty. Earth Fest is manufactured by the Otsego County Conservation Affiliation and in element by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learn Gardener Method. Returning from a two-12 months hiatus, Earth Fest – Spring Backyard Day is an fascinating celebration for the entire loved ones with things to do, suppliers, and foodstuff trucks all through the working day.


The Grasp Gardener Volunteers will have gardening pursuits for young children, as very well as facts and ideal tactics on gardening and the ecosystem to guidance their topic of Gardening for the Larger Fantastic. In addition, there will be a series of workshops that are absolutely free and open to the public. Registration for the workshops is appreciated by visiting http://occainfo.org/earth-pageant/.  Workshop descriptions might be uncovered at https://cceschoharie-otsego.org/functions.


11:00 a.m. – Vegetable Gardening Principles: It is time to get all set for your 2023 backyard. Grasp Gardeners, Darleen Fournier, Carol Phelps, and Kim L’Heureux will discuss how to manage the many choices that confront gardeners. If you have by no means planted a yard and want to get started a single, this workshop will assistance you commence. In this session, you will master: how to system your back garden planting seeds or seedlings how to take a look at for seed germination when to plant and more!


1:00 p.m. – Developing Superior Butterfly Gardens for Monarchs and Other Pollinators: Dr. Dan Potter, of the University of Kentucky, shares in this video presentation the fascinating natural background of monarch butterflies and what we can do to draw in and maintain them in our gardens through the careful collection of plants, the great importance of backyard garden style, and plant placement.


1:00 p.m. – Running Deer Destruction in Household Landscapes: Dr. Paul Curtis of the Cornell Integrated Deer Investigation and Management Plan, Devin Merkley of the Clark Foundation’s Mohican Farm, and David Cox of Cornell Cooperative Extension, team up to focus on the results deer strain can have on gardens and forested areas the solutions available to mitigate them and the types of plants that are deer resistant.


2:00 p.m. – Escalating with the Oneonta Local community Backyard garden: The Oneonta City Group Garden (OCCG) has developed in excess of time, a area exactly where a diverse and informal network of gardeners develop meals, splendor, and local community for themselves and other folks – a backyard garden for all.  OCCG coordinator, Celia Reed, and Chris Burrington, OCCG Board member and Otsego Learn Gardener Volunteer will explore how and why the backyard garden has grown, illuminating thoughts that could profit other individuals concerned in local community gardens.


Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator identified for valuing AA/EEO, Safeguarded Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and gives equal program and work opportunities. 


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