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Pruning a Cherry Tree

Fruit Tree Pruning

Saturday, March 25, 2023

The time to prune fruit trees is late winter to early spring. Home fruit growers who are not sure how to properly prune, find this to be a daunting task. Proper pruning will lead to better yields and higher quality fruit. Take the guess work out of pruning. Join Russ Welser, Horticultural Educ...

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Tractor safety photo from Marie Anselm/ brochure

4-H Tractor Safety Certification Program

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Spring seems like a long way off but it’s such a busy time of the year we need to start planning now.Our next Youth Tractor Safety Course will begin on February 21st.This year we are holding two sessions of our course over February break; February 21st and February 23rd from 9: 00 am-1:00 pm, ...

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Marketing Your Cut Flower Operation March 27, 2023

Marketing Your Cut Flower Operation

Monday, March 27, 2023

Marketing your cut flower operation can sometimes be overwhelming. During this workshop, we will discuss fun and easy ways to market your operation. We will go over the four P’s of marketing, social media options, marketing for events, marketing budget, and outlets to market your operation.Lindse...

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Beyond Honey Bees Webinar

Beyond Honeybees: The role of wild and native bees as pollinators

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

This is the last webinar in the Ontario County Master Gardeners Series.Much attention has been given to the plight of the honeybee and the popular press has amped up the sense of urgency around the plight of these pollinators. Perhaps rightly so. But what about other bees? Approximately 3,600...

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Spotted Lantern Fly

Spotted Lanternfly-What You Need to Know

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Another invasive insect is knocking at our doorstep, and it is poised to cause substantial plant injury/death. The spotted lanternfly will likely have a negative impact on home landscapes and a major impact on the grape industry and other agricultural commodities such as maple syrup and tree ...

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landscape border and lawn

Why Landscape with Native Plants?

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Over the years many new plants have been introduced into our landscape, not all with a positive outcome. These troublesome plants have become invasive. Some were intentional introductions while others were not. These invasives can change the ecosystem by out competing and replacing native pla...

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Broiler chickens at Nick's Organic Farm in Adamstown, MD (USDA).

Backyard Poultry Workshop

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Would you like to be collecting farm fresh eggs from your own flock of chickens or perhaps you would like to sit down to a dinner of roast turkey that you raised yourself. Raising poultry in the backyard can be a rewarding and family fun activity while at the same time providing greater food ...

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Cut Flower Series with Petra Page Mann

Introduction to Growing Dahlias

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

If you want to start dahlias inside, April is the time to begin. Join Priscilla Kaufman for a presentation and hands-on demonstration of how to grow dahlias from potting them up to splitting and storing tubers for the winter. Topics include the history of dahlias, obtaining tubers, potting u...

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Shiitake Mushroom on Log

Introduction to Mushroom Cultivation

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Here in the northeast, cultivating log-grown mushrooms can be commercially viable even for small operations. Join Russ Welser, Sr. Resource Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County  for a presentation on forest cultivation of shiitake, and other specialty mushrooms, for ...

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hypertufa

Hypertufa Workshop

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Hypertufa is an artificial stone that is made of materials mixed with Portland cement. It is much lighter than cement but can still withstand harsh weather conditions. It is primarily used as garden art and is fun and easy to make. Master Gardener Jessica Kanaley will guide you through ma...

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hypertufa

Hypertufa Workshop

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Hypertufa is an artificial stone that is made of materials mixed with Portland cement. It is much lighter than cement but can still withstand harsh weather conditions. It is primarily used as garden art and is fun and easy to make. Master Gardener, Jessica Kanaley will guide you through making...

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