Master Gardeners To Host Evening In The Garden June 20

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardener Volunteers will host their June Evening in the Garden at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Submitted photo

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardener Volunteers welcome everyone to their June Evening in the Garden to be held at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown on Wednesday, June 20 at 6 p.m. Have you ever thought that your garden looked like it was hit by a bomb? At June’s Evening in the Garden Master Gardener, Mary Erlandson, will teach us how to make Guerilla garden bombs.

In the US, Guerilla gardening began in urban settings as a means of introducing seeds into abandoned, overgrown lots, but has now morphed into a conservation tool utilized by many civic-minded groups all over the US. Milkweed bombs have been thrown in Tennessee to encourage needed habitat for Monarch butterflies. In Texas, wildflower and grasses have been “bombed” to re-establish growth in areas devastated by prairie fires. Children in schools and at parties have loved learning the technique of making and using seed bombs. At our June EIG, participants will learn the formulas and procedure for making the seed bombs and have the opportunity to take some home.

In addition, Master Gardeners will also discuss pollinators and pollinator gardens. Our third topic will be growing and establishing an asparagus bed, how to get the plants established and then maintained. As usual, soil samples will be tested for pH if you bring a small amount of dry soil. The Evening in the Garden will proceed, rain or shine, and we look forward to seeing you in the demonstration garden.

The Master Gardener Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals.For more information, call 664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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