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Learn to Compost, Container Garden and Have Your Soil Tested at the Canajoharie Library Spring Gardening Series

April 4, 2011

Learn to Compost, Container Garden and Have Your Soil Tested at the Canajoharie Library Spring Gardening Series

CANAJOHARIE, NY- Need a little motivation this gardening season? Attend one of the Canajoharie Library’s free gardening classes and learn how to get the garden of your dreams. Five different informative classes are being taught by local Cornell Master Gardeners and farmers. There is no fee for most of these classes but space is limited and registration is required. You may sign–up in person or over the phone by calling 518-673-2314.

Soil Testing and Site Selection for Your Garden–April 12, 2011 * 6:00 pm

Nutrient rich soil is one of the most important components of a successful garden. Learn some soil basics, how to locate your garden space, types of vegetable gardens, and the best plants to grow in the beginning garden with Jay Ephraim. For $2 get your soil tested and have the results explained to you by one of Cornell Cooperative Extensions Master Gardeners. For instructions on how to dig a soil sample to bring with you go to:

Composting– April 20, 2011 * 6:00pm

Let it Rot! Composting is easy and is the key to growing healthy, delicious garden vegetables and flowers. Learn the basics, necessary tools, various approaches and techniques, and overall benefits of composting with Cornell Master Gardeners John Deitch and Joe Bartone.

Container Gardening– April 27, 2011 * 6:00pm

Learn about the joy of gardening with limited space! Container gardening with Cornell Master Gardeners Jean Sweet and Mary Ann Charon will explore selection of the best plants for your containers, their arrangement and care.

Planning Your Garden– May 3, 2011 * 6:00pm

Learn about planting your garden, including spacing, pre-planting preparation, and putting plants in the ground with Cornell Master Gardeners Melanie Gessinger and Ed Radle.

Natural Farming with Conbeers Farm– May 10, 2011 * 6:00pm

Join Kathryn Conbeer as she shares the story of how Conbeers Farm converted to all natural farming techniques omitting the use of harmful pesticides. She will share her vast wealth of organic farming knowledge and the benefits of eating foods produced by natural farming methods.

For more information or to register call the Canajoharie Library & Arkell Museum at 518-673-2314 or go online to


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