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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Beneficial Insects

This 5-page booklet from Michigan State University describes how to attract beneficial insects to your garden by planting native flowering plants.

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Honoring the late Joel Allen

Join us for a tree-dedication ceremony to honor the late Joel Allen, Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia County from 1980 to 2007, on Sunday, June 24 from 10:00 am to noon at the Extension Education Center, 479 Rt 66, Hud

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Aquatic Weeds & Algae

Decisions about aquatic weeds have consequences for swimming, fishing, and environmental quality. We recommend a step-by-step approach to weed management.

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BioBlitz!

A BioBlitz is an event to survey a location for birds, trees, butterflies, fish, amphibians and more! This event is for all naturalists.

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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 Artwork on Display at Agroforestry Resource Center, Acra

The exhibit ranges from quilts to oils, photos to acrylics, watercolors and charcoals. "World Beyond Gardens" is an art showcase currently on exhibit at the Agroforestry Resource Center in Acra, located at 6055 Rt 23, Acra, NY 12405.

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Contact

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

Last updated June 12, 2018