Spring Garden Day at Earth Fest

Spring Garden Day at Earth Fest


The Otsego Master Gardener Volunteers will host Spring Garden Day at the 2023 Earth Fest, Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Milford Central University. Earth Fest is produced by the Otsego County Conservation Association and in component by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Grasp Gardener Application. Returning from a two-calendar year hiatus, Earth Fest – Spring Backyard garden Working day is an fascinating occasion for the whole family members with routines, distributors, and food items trucks during the day.


The Learn Gardener Volunteers will have gardening things to do for young children, as effectively as information and finest tactics on gardening and the environment to assist their topic of Gardening for the Greater Very good. In addition, there will be a series of workshops that are free and open up to the general public. Registration for the workshops is appreciated by visiting http://occainfo.org/earth-festival/.  Workshop descriptions may perhaps be located at https://cceschoharie-otsego.org/activities.


11:00 a.m. – Vegetable Gardening Fundamental principles: It is time to get prepared for your 2023 garden. Learn Gardeners, Darleen Fournier, Carol Phelps, and Kim L’Heureux will go over how to deal with the lots of selections that confront gardeners. If you have hardly ever planted a garden and want to get started one particular, this workshop will assist you start off. In this session, you will understand: how to strategy your backyard garden planting seeds or seedlings how to take a look at for seed germination when to plant and far 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 clip presentation the fascinating organic record of monarch butterflies and what we can do to draw in and sustain them in our gardens through the mindful choice of plants, the importance of back garden style and design, and plant placement.


1:00 p.m. – Handling Deer Damage in Dwelling Landscapes: Dr. Paul Curtis of the Cornell Integrated Deer Analysis and Administration Method, Devin Merkley of the Clark Foundation’s Mohican Farm, and David Cox of Cornell Cooperative Extension, team up to go over the results deer force can have on gardens and forested spots the procedures readily available to mitigate them and the varieties of plants that are deer resistant.


2:00 p.m. – Growing with the Oneonta Community Garden: The Oneonta Metropolis Neighborhood Backyard (OCCG) has developed around time, a place exactly where a varied and casual community of gardeners develop foods, elegance, and local community for them selves and others – a backyard garden for all.  OCCG coordinator, Celia Reed, and Chris Burrington, OCCG Board member and Otsego Master Gardener Volunteer will talk about how and why the yard has grown, illuminating tips that may well reward many others concerned in neighborhood gardens.


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