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Free Guided Demonstration Garden Tour
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Free Guided Demonstration Garden Tour

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County’s Master Gardener Volunteers for a tour of the Demonstration Gardens and a brief lecture on seasonally-relevant topics. Tours are the last Sunday of every month from April through October and include information about the ever-changing displ...

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Summer Wild Turkey Survey
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Summer Wild Turkey Survey

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DEC Seeks Participants for Summer Wild Turkey Survey Citizen Scientists Help DEC Gauge Turkey Population New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today encouraged New Yorkers to participate in a survey for w...

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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program 2017
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Fertilizer Certificate Program is a required course to obtain the Home Improvement Contractors Certificate; which is required to conduct business in Rockland County. The course is also referred to as The Turf Management Course. This class has a direct connection to the Clean Water Act of ...

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Bee friendly Backyards
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Bee friendly Backyards

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Promoting Landscape Practices that Support Pollinators and Other Beneficial InsectsOur native bees and insects are struggling; we can help to improve their lot and preserve their important role in our ecosystems. This class will show participants how to attract native bees and insects to backy...

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Managing Weeds & Common Invasive Species in Home Gardens
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Managing Weeds & Common Invasive Species in Home Gardens

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Armed with a little knowledge, there are ways to prevent invasive species from taking over a home garden or yard. This presentation will focus on mechanical ways and least toxic methods of managing and possibly eradicating a list of 12 common yet pesky invasive terrestrial plants. Master Gardener...

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Free Guided Demonstration Garden Tour
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Free Guided Demonstration Garden Tour

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County’s Master Gardener Volunteers for a tour of the Demonstration Gardens and a brief lecture on seasonally-relevant topics. Tours are the last Sunday of every month from April through October and include information about the ever-changing displ...

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Barn Dance: 100 Years Celebration
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Barn Dance: 100 Years Celebration

Sunday, September 24, 2017

We're celebrating 100 Years of CCE in Rockland with a Good, Ol' Fashioned Barn Dance. Come join in the fun! There will be square dancing, a catered dinner with beer & wine included.Featuring live music from The Almost Original Synthetic Swampgrass Jug-Band.com!Buy your tickets now for an Early...

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Managing Weeds & Common Invasive Plants in the Home Garden
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Managing Weeds & Common Invasive Plants in the Home Garden

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Armed with a little knowledge, there are ways to prevent invasive species from taking over a home garden or yard. This presentation will focus on mechanical ways and least toxic methods of managing and possibly eradicating a list of 12 common yet pesky invasive terrestrial plants. Master Gardener...

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Putting the Garden to Bed
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Putting the Garden to Bed

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What should you do in the fall to ready your garden for spring? This program demonstrates the best methods to use in the fall to create the best garden in the spring! Learn what to do in the fall to improve soil quality, to protect perennials, tender plants, trees, and shrubs from winter conditio...

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Flowering Bulbs from Spring to Fall
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Flowering Bulbs from Spring to Fall

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Having flowering bulbs in your garden does not just mean daffodils in the spring. Learn how to grow a wide variety of annual and perennial bulbs that bring a succession of bloom from early spring through the fall. Also covered are strategies to keep your bulbs from becoming a furry critter buffet...

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Fall Children's Reading Program
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Fall Children's Reading Program

Monday, October 2, 2017

Snug as a Hug on a Rug An interactive pre-S.T.E.A.M. investigation about why the arrival of autumn causes such special changes for both young children and local woodland animals. Preschool children will be introduced to the basic concepts of adaption (stay), hibernation (sleep), and m...

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Fall Children's Reading Program
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Fall Children's Reading Program

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Snug as a Hug on a Rug An interactive pre-S.T.E.A.M. investigation about why the arrival of autumn causes such special changes for both young children and local woodland animals. Preschool children will be introduced to the basic concepts of adaption (stay), hibernation (sleep), and...

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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program 2017
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Fertilizer Certificate Program is a required course to obtain the Home Improvement Contractors Certificate; which is required to conduct business in Rockland County. The course is also referred to as The Turf Management Course. This class has a direct connection to the Clean Water Act of ...

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Pruning
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Pruning

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Pruning is essential to maintaining healthy and attractive trees and shrubs, yet many fear this simple and often pleasant task. This presentation will cover the proper use and selection of tools, common landscape trees and shrubs that need pruning, times of year to prune and the basics on how it ...

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Improving an Existing Lawn
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Improving an Existing Lawn

Saturday, October 7, 2017

This important presentation will help homeowners improve their lawns themselves by following several simple practices. It will discuss organic verses synthetic products, will recommend fertilizing procedures, will explain soil pH testing, and will demonstrate methods of weed and crabgrass control...

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Tabletop Gardens: Bonsai & Terrariums
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Tabletop Gardens: Bonsai & Terrariums

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Extend your gardening season by growing orchids and tropical plants indoors all year round. Learn which plants grow best in your home environment, and when to fertilize, to divide and re-pot the plants. This program will include a discussion of keeping insects and diseases under control. Master G...

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Orchids
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Orchids

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Orchids were once thought to be rare, intimidating plants which were available only to the rich. Today orchids are less formidable houseplants that are available to all. This presentation will discuss how orchids grow and how the average homeowner can care for them. It will examine various types ...

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Putting the Garden to Bed
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Putting the Garden to Bed

Thursday, October 19, 2017

What should you do in the fall to ready your garden for spring? This program demonstrates the best methods to use in the fall to create the best garden in the spring! Learn what to do in the fall to improve soil quality, to protect perennials, tender plants, trees, and shrubs from winter conditio...

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Free Guided Demonstration Garden Tour
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Free Guided Demonstration Garden Tour

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County’s Master Gardener Volunteers for a tour of the Demonstration Gardens and a brief lecture on seasonally-relevant topics. Tours are the last Sunday of every month from April through October and include information about the ever-changing displ...

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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program 2017
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Fertilizer Certificate Program is a required course to obtain the Home Improvement Contractors Certificate; which is required to conduct business in Rockland County. The course is also referred to as The Turf Management Course. This class has a direct connection to the Clean Water Act of ...

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Fall Children's Reading Program
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Fall Children's Reading Program

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Snug as a Hug on a Rug An interactive pre-S.T.E.A.M. investigation about why the arrival of autumn causes such special changes for both young children and local woodland animals. Preschool children will be introduced to the basic concepts of adaption (stay), hibernation (sleep), and migrat...

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Trash to Garden Treasure
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Trash to Garden Treasure

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Recycled GardenThis presentation will emphasize using recyclable materials in the garden. Rather than sending plastic water bottles, metal cans, empty wine bottles, tires, and even construction items such as gutters and step ladders to the landfill, these discards can become creative and play...

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Winter Container Gardens
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Winter Container Gardens

Thursday, November 9, 2017

This lively and informative presentation highlights valuable tips and easy techniques for growing ornamentals and miniature evergreens throughout the fall and winter. It will also demonstrate different methods of decorating the containers with branches, berries, and twigs for the holiday season. ...

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Winter Container Gardens
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Winter Container Gardens

Thursday, November 16, 2017

This lively and informative presentation highlights valuable tips and easy techniques for growing ornamentals and miniature evergreens throughout the fall and winter. It will also demonstrate different methods of decorating the containers with branches, berries, and twigs for the holiday season. ...

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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program 2017
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Fertilizer Certificate Program is a required course to obtain the Home Improvement Contractors Certificate; which is required to conduct business in Rockland County. The course is also referred to as The Turf Management Course. This class has a direct connection to the Clean Water Act of ...

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