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Otsego County Master Gardeners

Otsego Master Gardener 2020 Program Schedule

*The Education Center is located at 123 Lake St., Cooperstown, NY 13326

Jan 25 – Third Annual Seed Swap

  • 10 - 11 a.m.
  • Huntington Library, Oneonta

Jan 29 – Home Composting

  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
  • Unadilla Library
    • Dianne Dirig, Otsego Master Gardener

Feb 12 – Timing Your Garden Plantings

  • Noon – 1 p.m.
  • Education Center*
    • Mary Ellen Calta, Master Gardener

Mar 11 – Bio-Intensive Gardening

  • Noon – 1 p.m.
  • Education Center*
    • Experienced and aspiring gardeners will enjoy a lively discussion with Carla Crim, Horticulture Educator and Home Gardening Specialist with CCE Delaware County.      Ms. Crim will present the basics about an organic gardening system that focuses on achieving maximum yields from a minimum area of land or garden space, while simultaneously increasing biodiversity and sustaining the fertility of the soil.

Apr 8 – Eat Your Yard!

  • Noon – 1 p.m.
  • Education Center*
    • Carol Phelps, Master Gardener

Apr 18 – Earth Fest

  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Milford Central School
    • Master Gardener exhibit

May 9 – Planning Your Garden - Manageable Garden Design for Food & Floral

  • 10 a.m.
  • Huntington Library, Oneonta
    • Carol Phelps, Master Gardener
      • A gardener has dreams of fresh vegetables every night of the season and knows all those gorgeous flowers in garden centers must find a place in the landscape. By mid-summer, if dreams were too big, gardening is not an enjoyable hour of puttering, but an endless chore to keep it all looking respectable. This hour-long workshop will help participants focus their gardening enthusiasm so it stays enjoyable all season long.

    May 13 – Container Gardening

    • Noon – 1 p.m.
    • Education Center*
      • Francine Stayter, Master Gardener

    May 23 – Annual Plant Sale

    • 9 a.m. – Noon
    • Education Center*

    June 10 – Invasives are Everywhere!

    • Noon – 1 p.m.
    • Education Center*
      • Peter Coleman, Master Gardener

    July 8 – Fermentation

    • Noon – 1 p.m.
    • Education Center*
      • Chris Burrington and Bob McCann, Master Gardeners

    July 22 – All America Selections Open House

    • 4 - 7 p.m.
    • Education Center*

    Aug 4-9 – Otsego County Fair

    • Morris Fairgrounds
      • Master Gardener exhibit

    Sept 9 – Saving Seed

    • Noon – 1 p.m.
    • Education Center*
      • Master Gardener TBA

    Sept 9 – Harvest Festival

    • The Farmers’ Museum
      • Master Gardener exhibit

    Sept 26 – Fall Symposium

    • The Otesaga Resort Hotel
      • Keynote Speaker: Ken Druse - Celebrated lecturer, award-winning author and photographer; called “the guru of natural gardening” by the New York Times.
    • Concurrent sessions:
      • Pest and Plant Diseases in a Changing Climate: Tony Antes, Federated Garden Club of NY
      • Bio-Intensive Gardening: Carla Crim, Ph.D., Horticulture Educator, Master Gardener Program Leader, CCE Delaware Co.
      • New Takes on Container Gardens: Barbara Melera, Horticulturalist, Flora Historian, Proprietor, Harvesting-History Heirloom Seed Co.
      • Plant Propagation and Planting Strategies: Chris Cash, Professor Emeritus of Plant Science, SUNY Cobleskill

    Oct 14 – Forcing Bulbs

    • Noon -  1 p.m.
    • Education Center*
      • Susan Jones, Master Gardener

    Oct 17 – Down in the Dirt - Composting and Improving Soil Health

    • (Location and Time TBA)
      • Carol Phelps, Master Gardener

    Nov 4 – Program Topic TBA!

Contact

Otsego County
Master Gardener Volunteer
mastergardener-otsego@cornell.edu
607-547-2536 x 228

Last updated March 4, 2020