COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The Otsego County Master Gardeners will hold their Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Education Center, 123 Lake St., Cooperstown. Gardeners, experts, and novices are encouraged to come at the start for the best selection. Master Gardeners are raising a wide variety of perennials, annual flowers, and vegetable seedlings known to do well in our climate and soils. Prices are reasonable; proceeds support the educational and outreach efforts of the Master Gardener Volunteer Program.
One notable change this year. The potential spread of the invasive jumping worm (Amynthas spp. and Metaphire spp.) limits our ability to provide a wide variety of perennial divisions as was so popular in the past. Although there have not been officially recorded occurrences in Otsego County, sightings are expected and have been recorded in nearby counties, causing concern and a change in our propagation methods. To that end, Master Gardeners are using best practices for annual and perennials grown from seed in sterile soils to prevent the further broadcast of worm cocoons into our soils. Furthermore, we regret that we are no longer able to accept perennial division donations from the general public. More information will be available about the jumping worm at the plant sale.
The Annual Plant Sale is a fundraiser in support of the Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Programs, two of many educational programs from Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties. Programs provide home gardening information, consumer horticulture, educational workshops, soil testing, and work within the community on garden-related projects.
For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties, 607.547.2536, email email@example.com, or visitcceschoharie-otsego.org/gardening or find us at www.facebook/cceschoharieotsegomg. The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) educational system enables people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. CCE provides equal program and employment opportunities. Accommodations for persons with special needs may be requested by contacting CCE Schoharie and Otsego Counties prior to the program.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties
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