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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program

Wednesday, March 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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Children's Library Reading Program
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Children's Library Reading Program

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Originally Scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM the program will now take place Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Herbs'n'Spice and All Children Nice An interactive S.T.E.A.M.-oriented investigation of some not so common herbs/spices and their varied, someti...

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Children's Library Reading Program
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Children's Library Reading Program

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Herbs'n'Spice and All Children Nice An interactive S.T.E.A.M.-oriented investigation of some not so common herbs/spices and their varied, sometimes strange uses. Children will be introduced to both the present scientific facts and the ‘old-timey’ oddities of these flavorful seasonings. This p...

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Pruning
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Pruning

Wednesday, March 15, 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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Starting Seeds Indoors and Outside
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Starting Seeds Indoors and Outside

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Seeds are marvelous little packages of plants just waiting to grow up in your garden. This presentation will discuss how and when to start seeds indoors and how to nurture the seedlings until they are ready to plant outdoors. It will also cover how and when to sow seeds directly into your garden....

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Improving an Existing Lawn
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Improving an Existing Lawn

Monday, March 20, 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 cont...

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Starting a Garden from Scratch
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Starting a Garden from Scratch

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Starting a Garden from Scratch - Donna DeSousa, Master Gardener with Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Rockland. Whether you live in a condo or house, you can create the garden of your dreams; it's easier than you think! This presentation provides you with inspirational tips an...

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Garden Design for Beginners
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Garden Design for Beginners

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In this class you will learn how to use the principles of design to plan a garden or to rejuvenate an existing property. The topics will include site evaluation and components of the design process such as the use of color, the role of structure, and characteristics of plants. The “why” and “how”...

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Using Annuals & Perennials in the Garden
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Using Annuals & Perennials in the Garden

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Do you want constant color and blooms in your garden? This course will provide you with the knowledge to effectively use annuals and perennials in gardens of all styles. You will learn about the different types of annuals and perennials from which to choose to create a beautiful, healthy garden that will bloom all season long.

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Children's Library Reading Program
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Children's Library Reading Program

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Herbs'n'Spice and All Children Nice An interactive S.T.E.A.M.-oriented investigation of some not so common herbs/spices and their varied, sometimes strange uses. Children will be introduced to both the present scientific facts and the ‘old-timey’ oddities of these flavorful seasonings. Th...

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Garden Design for Beginners
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Garden Design for Beginners

Thursday, March 23, 2017

In this class you will learn how to use the principles of design to plan a garden or to rejuvenate an existing property. The topics will include site evaluation and components of the design process such as the use of color, the role of structure, and characteristics of plants. The “why” and “how”...

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Garden Design for Beginners
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Garden Design for Beginners

Monday, March 27, 2017

In this class you will learn how to use the principles of design to plan a garden or to rejuvenate an existing property. The topics will include site evaluation and components of the design process such as the use of color, the role of structure, and characteristics of plants. The “why” and “how”...

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Using Annuals & Perennials in the Garden
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Using Annuals & Perennials in the Garden

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Do you want constant color and blooms in your garden? This course will provide you with the knowledge to effectively use annuals and perennials in gardens of all styles. You will learn about the different types of annuals and perennials from which to choose to create a beautiful, healthy garden t...

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Children's Library Reading Program
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Children's Library Reading Program

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Herbs'n'Spice and All Children Nice An interactive S.T.E.A.M.-oriented investigation of some not so common herbs/spices and their varied, sometimes strange uses. Children will be introduced to both the present scientific facts and the ‘old-timey’ oddities of these flavorful seasonings. This p...

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Improving an Existing Lawn
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Improving an Existing Lawn

Thursday, March 30, 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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Edible Landscapes
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Edible Landscapes

Monday, April 3, 2017

The possibilities are endless and oh, so inviting! Edible Landscaping is a beautiful, sustainable, and tasty alternative to traditional landscaping. Many trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants with edible parts can serve the same function as ornamentals and can look just as good. This program will ...

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Bee Friendly Backyards
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Bee Friendly Backyards

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Promoting Landscape Practices that Support Pollinators and Other Beneficial InsectsPollinators are facing numerous challenges these days, ranging from habitat reduction to mysterious illnesses such as colony collapse disorder. Come learn about common pollinators (not just bees!) and four, easy wa...

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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program

Wednesday, April 5, 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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Improving an Existing Lawn
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Improving an Existing Lawn

Wednesday, April 5, 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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Crops in Pots: Growing Vegetables in Containers
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Crops in Pots: Growing Vegetables in Containers

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Even without a large garden, organically grown vegetables are possible on patios, balconies, and decks. By using the right container, rich soil, proper watering techniques, and maximum Sunlight, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots and many more vegetables are steps away from the kitchen. With the addition...

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Raised Beds for Vegetable Garden
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Raised Beds for Vegetable Garden

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This program will demonstrate how raised-bed vegetable gardens will improve soil conditions to obtain maximum crop yields. The discussion will include making raised beds, planting companion crops, rotating crops, and germinating seeds at home. A discussion of buying nursery grown plants for your ...

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Growing Roses in Rockland County
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Growing Roses in Rockland County

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

During this presentation we will share the basics on rose care from choosing the right cultivars and varieties for the site and conditions. We will explain planting, pruning, and controlling pests to maintain healthy roses. Finally, we will discuss preparing the rose beds for spring. This work...

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Spring Wildflowers of  the Northeast
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Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Session I of the 2017 Gardening Lecture Series Arranged by the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County Speaker: Carol Gracie Lecture Description: Wildflower expert, engaging speaker, photographer and author Carol Gracie will reveal fascinating life histor...

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Husdon River on the Rise: Waterfront Plannig for Communities and Nature

Thursday, April 27, 2017

WHERE: Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park WHO: Riverfront stakeholders including municipal officials, community leaders, landowners, planners, resource managers, regulators, developers, private sector professionals WHY:The Hudson River is expected to...

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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program

Wednesday, May 3, 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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Ornamental Grasses
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Ornamental Grasses

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

This program will introduce the characteristics and landscape uses of various genera of ornamental grasses grown in Rockland. Specific facts on purchasing, planting, and maintaining these grasses will help homeowners decide which grasses are best for their yards. Also included in this program ...

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Growing Roses in Rockland County
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Growing Roses in Rockland County

Saturday, May 6, 2017

During this presentation we will share the basics on rose care from choosing the right cultivars and varieties for the site and conditions. We will explain planting, pruning, and controlling pests to maintain healthy roses. Finally, we will discuss preparing the rose beds for spring. This works...

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Creating Great Landscapes
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Creating Great Landscapes

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Session II of the 2017 Gardening Lecture Series Arranged by the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County Creating Great Landscapes: Getting It Right from the StartSpeaker: Dr. Nina Bassuk Lecture Description: Cornell Professor Nina Bassuk will offer...

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The Herb Garden
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The Herb Garden

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Herbs have enhanced our senses and have made our food more palatable since before history was recorded. Learn some of the fun facts as well as the practical aspects of having an herb garden of your own. This course will also instruct participants on how to preserve herbs.These programs are being ...

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Managing Weeds and Invasive Plants in the Garden
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Managing Weeds and Invasive Plants in the Garden

Wednesday, May 17, 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. This p...

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Container Gardens for Spring & Summer
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Container Gardens for Spring & Summer

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Decorate your patio, deck, and/or a hard-to-grow area of the garden with annuals, perennials, and bulbs in containers. This discussion explains the difference among the many materials used in planting containers; it also recommends the type of soil best used as well as techniques for watering and...

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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program

Wednesday, June 7, 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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Spectacular Garden Visit
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Spectacular Garden Visit

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Session III of the 2017 Gardening Lecture Series Arranged by the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County Visit a spectacular garden in Upper Grandview, NY, including designs by Matt Horn. As this is a private residence, there will be no walk-ins for this ev...

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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program

Wednesday, July 5, 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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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program

Wednesday, August 2, 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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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program

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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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program

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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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program

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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 Fertilizer Law Certificate Program
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Fertilizer Law Certificate Program

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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