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2017 Winter Gardening Workshops

Seed Starting
Sunday, April 9th,   10 to 11 a.m.
CCE Broome Conference Room

Learn all you need to know to start your own garden vegetable or flower plants from seed indoors. Seed starting mixes, lighting needs and after-care of seedlings will be explained. Gain hands-on experience as you sow seeds in a six-pack container. (Seeds will be provided or you can bring your own.) Class size is limited so pre-registration is required.  Cost is $10 per person to cover cost of materials.

Building a Better Tomato Cage
Sunday, April 9th, 11a.m. to 12p.m.
Cutler Botanic Gardens grounds

Tired of those wimpy wire tomato cages? Construct your own cages from concrete rebar wire with the help of Master Gardener Volunteers and CCE Staff.  Each cage is 5 ft. tall and 2 ft. in diameter.  All materials and tools needed are provided.  Please dress for the weather and bring a pair of garden gloves. Cost for this workshop is $15, which includes 2 tomatoe cages to bring home. We will also cover some tips on growing tomatoes.  Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. 

Season Extension and Low Tunnel Construction
Sunday, April 9th, 12 to 1 p.m.
Cutler Botanic Garden grounds

You can easily add 2 weeks to the start and end of the growing season by the use of low tunnels, frost blankets with supports.  Construct you own 4 ft. low tunnel hoops and learn tips and techniques from Master Gardener Volunteers at Cutler Botanic Garden.  Hoop material, ½ inch EMT, will be provided.  Please dress for the weather and bring a pair of garden gloves. Class registration of $15 includes two 4 ft. wide, 4 ft. tall hoops you can bring home. Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. 

Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Sunday, April 9th, 2 to 4 p.m.
CCE Broome Auditorium

Work with Master Gardeners in CBG learning proper techniques pruning trees and shrubs.  Learn how, why and when to prune, proper tools, tool maintenance, etc.  We will be going out to the gardens for the second hour so please dress for the weather.  (In the event of rain/snow cancellation, class will not be rescheduled.) Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. Cost is $10 per person.  Please bring a pair of garden gloves and hand pruners.  

Compost Troubleshooting
Monday June 1st, 6:30pm

Having difficulties composting? Does your compost seem to take forever? Sometimes our efforts to make “black gold” come up short. We’ll explore some of the common composting problems and learn some simple strategies  to solve them. There is no cost to attend, but you must pre-register so we have enough materials.


Event Coordinator: Carol Fetterman Host County: Broome
Location: 840 Upper Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905
Event Date Registration Opens Registration Ends Cost: Varies
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