Let us help you get started with vegetable gardening!
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Let us help you get started with vegetable gardening!

A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.
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A soil pH test is a great first step to successful gardening.

Find recommended varieties of vegetables that grow well in our area!
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Find recommended varieties of vegetables that grow well in our area!

What's eating your plants? We can help you find out, and suggest ways to control it!

Gardening

The staff and Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties are available to provide research-based gardening information and services to county residents such as soil testing, identification of pests and diseases, and answering gardeners' horticultural questions. If you are unable to find the solution to your problem here on our website, please call either office -- in Acra (518) 622-9820 x 110 or Hudson (518) 828-3346 x 212.  You may also may send an email to colgremg@cornell.edu .

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2018 Vegetable Varieties

Check out this list from Cornell's Garden Based Learning Program to see what varieties they recommend as being well-suited to NY State gardens for 2018!

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is native to Asia, and was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2001. It produces an unpleasant smell indoors, and can damage shade and fruit trees, vegetables and legumes.

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Deer Resistant Plants

Is there anything they won't eat? Although no plant is completely "deer proof", we've compiled a chart of deer-resistant varieties that may avoid their browsing.

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Prune to Produce Workshop

​Join us Saturday, April 21 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm to learn the basics of why, when and how to prune fruit trees at Arturo's Restaurant at Micosta, 3007 CR 20 in Hudson. $50 per person includes lunch.

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Compost

Making Compost!

Find resources here on how to start and maintain a home compost bin! Learn how to turn food and yard waste into "black gold" for your garden!

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MGV Art Show May 5

The art show ranges from quilts to oils, photos to acrylics, watercolors and charcoals, and the culinary portion will include local wines and beers to enhance the delectable samples.

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Contact

Donna Peterson
Program Educator, Community Horticulture
dmp234@cornell.edu
518-828-3346 ext.106

Last updated April 19, 2018