VOORHEESVILLE, N.Y. — A perennial favorite of Capital District gardeners will take place on Saturday, May 18th at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Albany County in Voorheesville. Master Gardeners will hold their 24th annual Garden Education Day/Plant Sale fundraiser.
As in years past, area gardeners will have the opportunity to buy perennial plants, annuals, tomatoes, vegetables, herbs, gardening accessories, garden-based crafts, baked goods and garage sale items. In addition, home gardeners attending this year’s program can increase their gardening know how through a variety of demonstrations and displays focusing on: composting, identifying invasive species, the advantages of Native plants; and the spread of the invasive Asian Jumping Worm. The Master Gardeners will also accept soil samples for pH testing. The first sample will be tested for free. There will be a $5 charge for each additional soil sample. Guided tours of the Gardens at CCE will also be available.
Over 20 Master Gardeners will be in the plant room and the tomato room to assist with selection of plants and to answer questions.
This annual event is the primary fundraiser for the Master Gardener Garden-Based Learning programs which take place in various school gardens, libraries, community centers and garden clubs in the Capital District. Monies brought in on Garden Education Day support the work done by Master Gardener Volunteers at various public gardens, including Schuyler Mansion, Ten Broeck Mansion, The Underground Railroad, Pine Hills Library, and the Gardens and the Demonstration Gardens at Albany County CCE.
Purchase heirloom tomatoes grown from seed by Master Gardeners, perennials, annuals for containers, herbs for cooking, and house plants and learn valuable techniques for making your garden beautiful and productive.
For more information contact: Carole Henry, Master Gardener Coordinator at email@example.com or 518-765-3516.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County
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