HORTICULTURE PROGRAMS – 2020
A series of lecture/demonstrations by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County’s Master Gardeners
Please note: this series was canceled due to COVID-19. Please check back for future programs!
This five-part horticultural series will cover a range of topics for home gardeners who wish to grow their own healthy food using organic and sustainable methods. Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will give 75-minute lectures, specific to each season, on garden planning, planting, maintenance, and harvesting. During the growing season, the lectures will be followed by hands-on work in the preserve’s organic vegetable garden and fruit orchard. This program is geared for adults, but children with an interest in gardening are welcome.
Conservancy Members: $15 per person
Non-Members: $20 per person
Youth (10-17): $5 per person
Pay at the Gatehouse; includes parking.
WAKE UP YOUR GARDEN – Sunday, March 15 at 10:30 AM
Successful gardens and landscapes are the result of proactive gardeners and growers! Learn what needs to be done to get your garden up and growing at the beginning of spring. Lawn care, soil testing, mulching, watering, and the care of flowers and spring bulbs are among the topics that will be discussed. Start the season off with a plan for a strong, viable landscape.
FLOWER GARDEN DESIGN BASICS – April 19 at 10:30 AM
Have you always wanted a flower garden but don’t know where to start? This presentation focuses on the key elements of garden design to help you achieve the style and scale that work for your property, including height, color, texture and shape. You can put your newfound expertise to work this season!
GARDEN TO TABLE VEGETABLES – Sunday, May 17 at 10:30 AM
Home vegetable gardening is on the rise. This session covers essential topics: choosing the right location for your garden; preparing your soil; choosing the right seeds and plants for your goals; maintaining the garden for bountiful harvests.
SUSTAINABILITY IN THE HOME LANDSCAPE – Sunday, June 14 at 10:30 AM
This lecture introduces the home gardener to sustainable gardening and landscaping practices for their gardens, lawns, and trees. Topics include soil preparation, irrigation, selection of native plants and sustainable materials. Participants will gain the knowledge needed to make better choices for planning and maintaining your property, to protect our environment for future generations.
PUTTING YOUR GARDEN TO BED – Sunday, October 11 at 10:30 AM
Proper care of your landscape in the fall is important to the success of your plants for the next season. This session discusses what to do in the garden to get ready for winter. Topics include: perennials, vegetables, bulbs, lawn care, soil pH testing, and composting.