Genesee County Master Gardeners will be offering their popular Coffee and Dessert Series this spring. Participants enjoy a variety of gardening topics taught by Master Gardeners along with coffee, tea and dessert.
April 9 – “Herbs & Edibles”. Growing a kitchen garden with herbs and other plant edibles is a great way of combining two of our favorite pastimes, gardening and eating! After a long winter and checking the food prices on the grocery shelves, there is so much reward in starting your own garden of herbs and plant edibles. With little space and $$, you can start this spring project with the kids, family and friends! Call to register. Space still available.
April 16 – “Square Foot & Container Gardening”. Would you like to grow nutritious, great tasting vegetables but always come up with the same excuses? Too much work – too many weeds – takes too much space – bad soil… Square Foot Gardening solves all these problems in a simple, easy and logical manner. Let us show you how it is done. Still not sure? Try growing your veggies in a container. We will share with you the basics of container gardening. Registration deadline is April 11.
April 23 – “Groundcovers - the Rodney Dangerfield of the Plant World”. - Ground covers are more than the plants of last resort for difficult to grow areas. Find out when and where to use these versatile plants to both benefit and enhance your gardens and landscapes. Registration deadline is April 18.
April 30 – “Nobody Eats Nightshade, Everyone Eats Potatoes”. Even within the same plant family, parts of one plant can be eaten while another plant should be avoided. Learn to know the difference to keep your pets and family safe. Registration deadline is April 25.
All programs are from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Genesee County Cornell Cooperative Extension at 420 East Main Street, Batavia. Cost is $10 per person per class. Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. Contact Brandie at 585-343-3040, ext. 101 or stop by our office at 420 East Main Street in Batavia to register. For more information visit our website at: www.genesee.shutterfly.com.