Spring Garden Day at Earth Fest

Greg Stevens


The Otsego Grasp Gardener Volunteers will host Spring Backyard garden Day at the 2023 Earth Fest, Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Milford Central School. Earth Fest is made by the Otsego County Conservation Association and in element by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Grasp Gardener System. Returning from a two-calendar year hiatus, Earth Fest – Spring Back garden Working day is an exciting function for the total relatives with activities, sellers, and foodstuff vans all over the day.


The Master Gardener Volunteers will have gardening activities for young children, as perfectly as information and facts and best techniques on gardening and the surroundings to support their concept of Gardening for the Higher Very good. In addition, there will be a collection of workshops that are free and open to the general public. Registration for the workshops is appreciated by visiting http://occainfo.org/earth-competition/.  Workshop descriptions may well be identified at https://cceschoharie-otsego.org/functions.


11:00 a.m. – Vegetable Gardening Fundamental principles: It’s time to get prepared for your 2023 back garden. Grasp Gardeners, Darleen Fournier, Carol Phelps, and Kim L’Heureux will examine how to tackle the lots of selections that confront gardeners. If you have in no way planted a backyard garden and want to get started 1, this workshop will aid you start. In this session, you will learn: how to plan your backyard planting seeds or seedlings how to exam for seed germination when to plant and a lot more!


1:00 p.m. – Constructing Greater Butterfly Gardens for Monarchs and Other Pollinators: Dr. Dan Potter, of the University of Kentucky, shares in this video presentation the intriguing natural background of monarch butterflies and what we can do to bring in and sustain them in our gardens as a result of the watchful range of crops, the importance of yard design, and plant placement.


1:00 p.m. – Managing Deer Problems in Property Landscapes: Dr. Paul Curtis of the Cornell Integrated Deer Exploration and Administration Program, Devin Merkley of the Clark Foundation’s Mohican Farm, and David Cox of Cornell Cooperative Extension, team up to explore the results deer pressure can have on gardens and forested spots the approaches readily available to mitigate them and the varieties of vegetation that are deer resistant.


2:00 p.m. – Developing with the Oneonta Group Backyard garden: The Oneonta Town Local community Back garden (OCCG) has grown around time, a place where a various and casual network of gardeners increase food, magnificence, and local community for by themselves and other individuals – a garden for all.  OCCG coordinator, Celia Reed, and Chris Burrington, OCCG Board member and Otsego Learn Gardener Volunteer will go over how and why the yard has grown, illuminating ideas that may possibly profit other folks included in neighborhood gardens.


Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Guarded Veterans, and Men and women with Disabilities and supplies equal method and employment alternatives. 


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