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Spring Gardening Day is April 6, 2019

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

Spring Gardening Day is April 6, 2019!

Registration is now open for Spring Gardening Day. The annual event sponsored by the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Columbia-Greene Community College.

This year's Spring Gardening Day will include keynote speaker, Margaret Roach. Margaret was a garden editor for Martha Stewart Living and EVP/Editorial Director of Martha's company, and spent a decade each at Newsday and the New York Times. She now creates the nationally acclaimed website and hosts the award-winning companion public radio show and podcast.

The day will also include three break-out sessions on a a variety of gardening topics including: Designing Your Front Yard, Herb Gardening, Vegetable Gardening, Deerproofing Your Yard and much more, presented by local experts and master gardeners. New this year will be a Garden Marketplace, featuring a variety of local gardening vendors. Please check out the class descriptions and speaker biographies.

Please see the registration form which contains detailed information about the event.  Space is limited, so register now to secure your place and take advantage of early registration admission pricing. To register online, go to

For additional questions, please contact Emily at 518-828-3346 x209 or 


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 .

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Donna Peterson
Program Coordinator, Community Horticulture
518-828-3346 ext.106

Last updated February 6, 2019