Cornucopia Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau Cornucopia class

Cornucopia Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau Cornucopia class

Cornucopia  Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau Cornucopia class


Speakers' Bureau

Are you looking for a great way to educate your group on a variety of gardening topics and environmental issues?

Are you looking for a great speaker and a great program ?

Master Gardener Volunteers of CCE Rockland can help!

Master Gardener Volunteers and Extension Educators are available upon request to speak to your group. Dedicated to serving the community, the Master Gardener Volunteers are involved in many aspects of education outreach year round and are trained to provide accurate and timely information on a variety of gardening topics and environmental issues.

Speakers' Bureau presentations are booked on a first-come, first-served, basis. Please give us at least 4 weeks prior to your event. Please fill out a  Speakers' Bureau Conformation Form.

There is a fee of $100 per presentation. We offer presentation series at a reduced cost of $90 per presentation. Most presentations are approximately one to one and half hours with time for Q&A afterward. Groups should be a minimum of 10 people. *

Cornell Cooperative extension of Rockland County Speakers' Bureau has lively and informative presentations that are specifically designed to meet the needs of our county. Choose from an Exciting Selection of Speakers' Bureau Topics! 

* If you need to cancel a program, please notify CCE at least ONE WEEK prior to the program. Refund requests will not be accepted if the cancellation occurs with less than a week's notice.


  • Lavender: An ancient herb that belongs in your garden.
  • Herb Gardens

Fruits and vegetables

  • Raised Beds for Vegetable Gardens
  • Understanding Wine
  • Crops in Pots- Growing Vegetables in Containers
  • Edible Landscaping
  • Year-round organic vegetable gardening

Ornamental Horticulture

  • Ornamental grasses
  • Using Annuals and Perennials in Your Garden
  • Gardening in the Shade
  • Growing Roses in Rockland County
  • Winter Container Gardening
  • Container Gardening for Spring and Summer
  • Flowering Bulbs from Spring to Fall

Indoor Horticulture

  • *NEW for 2019* Cacti & Succulents
  • Caring for Winter Holiday Plants: Amaryllis, Poinsettia, and Christmas Cactus
  • Table-Top Gardens: Bonsai, Terrariums, and Kokedama
  • Decorating with Houseplants
  • Growing and Caring for Indoor Plants All Year Long
  • Orchids
  • Starting Seeds Indoors and Outdoors

Eco-friendly gardening

  • Native Plants for Your Garden
  • Compost: Gardeners Gold
  • Trash to Garden Treasure
  • Invasive Plants in Rockland County
  • Bee Friendly Backyards
  • Managing Weeds and Common Invasive Species in Home Garden

Garden design

  •  Dealing with Wildlife in Your Backyard
  • A Homeowner’s Experience with Superstorm Sandy
  • Pruning
  • Using Stone and Pavers in Your Landscape
  • Garden Design Primer
  • Put the Garden to Bed
  • Start a Garden from Scratch
  • Native Plants Through the Seasons in a Rockland Park

Insects and Pests

  • Identifying Ticks

To arrange for a Master Gardener Volunteer talk or workshop contact Kristen Ossmann.


Kristen Ossmann
Horticulture Resource Educator
(845) 429-7085 ext. 108

Last updated April 6, 2020