Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What's new in Schuyler Horticulture?

Here are updates on our three gardens here in Schuyler:

The Hidden Valley 4-H Garden has been marked out and ok given from the parks dept. we plan on putting on compost and tilling in within the last week of April. Reuben is excited to add this garden to his educational plan this year along with the nutritional benefits for the campers.

The Head Start Garden at the Human Services Complex will be marked out within the last week of April. This will allow us to start the raised beds and get compost hauled in for those beds. All vegetables grown will go to the Head Start youth and their families with Cornell Cooperative Extension offering technical advice on growing and harvesting for the nutritional benefits of the youth.

The Watkins Glen Community Garden is well underway with a garden located behind the bus garage next to the tennis courts. This garden is tilled and will have work-bees on May 2, 9 and 16th from 10-2 each day. The grand opening of the garden will be Sat. May 23rd from 10-1 with Cornell Cooperative Extension offering help to those getting started. Call Schuyler Outreach to reserve your lot (10x15) $10.00 donation for your proprietary lot.

Cornell Cooperative Extension will be active in all gardens and will be helping teach class’s at all three gardens in the future so watch for more news.

Roger Ort
Horticulture Program Assistant
535-7161 for more info.

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