August Evening in the Garden set for Wednesday
JAMESTOWN — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s Master Gardener Program has announced its August Evening in the Garden at the Demonstration Gardens of the Frank Bratt Agriculture Center, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown.
The garden talks will be Wednesday, Aug. 16, beginning at 6 p.m., rain or shine. August presentations will center on the decline of the monarch habitat and what home gardeners can do to increase butterfly habitats. This presentation will be led by Master Gardener Wickie Stapleton.
Master Gardener Susanne Bloom will discuss Lyme disease and ticks in the garden. Master Gardener Reg Boutwell will talk about weeding — yes, it still needs to be done in the late summer garden. Bring a small soil sample and pH testing will be available. Also bring gardening questions and Master Gardeners will be available to give their insight on gardening problems — or especially bring your successful gardening ideas to share.
The Master Gardener Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County. CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
For more information, call 664-9502 or visit the website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.