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Gardening Seminars

Master Gardener Seminars for Fall 2023

Fall is the perfect season to start planning for garden success next year. CountryMax has the experts from Cornell Cooperative Extension to help! Join us for one or more of these live presentations. Registration is just $2, but sign up early because these sessions often sell out. 

Winterizing Your Garden

Put your flower or vegetable garden to bed the right way. Join us to see how a few little steps now can make a big difference in spring. 

Saturday, October 7, 10:00am

Baldwinsville CountryMax

Master Gardener: Joy Pople

Creating a Bird Habitat

Welcoming birds to your backyard can be a rewarding year-round endeavor. Learn how a few simple gardening and landscape updates can put out the welcome sign for birds of all kinds.

Tuesday, October 10, 5:30pm

Henrietta CountryMax

Master Gardener: Sue Feather            

Tree Identification

How many times have you walked past the trees in your neighborhood or local park and wondered what their names are? Learn how to “read” the leaves, buds and bark to identify several common species in our region.

Thursday, October 26, 5:30pm

Webster CountryMax

Master Gardener: Bob Beabout  

Putting Your Garden to Bed

Put your flower or vegetable garden to bed with confidence. Join us to see how a few little steps now can make a big difference in spring. 

Saturday, October 28, 10:00am
Brockport CountryMax
Master Gardener: Angela Petrucco

Organic Composting

Composting may be one of the most misunderstood secrets to successful gardening. Join us to see how a few simple, organic principles can boost the health of your garden soil tremendously.

Thursday, November 9, 5:30pm

Spencerport CountryMax

Master Gardener: Sue Nolen              

Soil Basics

The soil in Central New York is unique, and it varies throughout our region. Catch this overview to learn how to test your soil and what amendments you need to achieve just the right balance for whatever you’re growing.

Saturday, November 11, 10am

Baldwinsville CountryMax

Master Gardener:  John Piston

House Plant Care

As the weather cools, you’ll be spending a lot more time indoors. Keep some green in your life with healthy, beautiful houseplants. We’ll show you how simple it is to keep your plants thriving! 

Tuesday, November 14, 5:30pm

Henrietta CountryMax

Master Gardener:  Sue Feather

Pollinators play an important role in native ecosystems, home gardens and global food production. Master Gardener John Nelson teaches you about the range of pollinators active in our gardens and what you can do to make your yard more attractive to them.

Just because you don’t have much space doesn’t mean you can’t garden. Raised beds help you make the most of your space, and keep weeds and critters out. Join Master Gardener Brandie Waite to learn the basics of raised bed gardening.

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