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SUFFOLK COUNTY MASTER GARDENER SPRING GARDENING SCHOOL WILL BE VIRTUAL
IN 2021

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Keynoter Douglas
Tallamy will be joined by Noted Roster of Speakers

Riverhead, N.Y. (January 12, 2021):  The annual Master Gardeners Spring Gardening School, Saturday, March 20 – the first day of spring – will be held virtually for the first time in its thirty year history, announced Roxanne Zimmer, head of Community Horticultural, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County.  Doug Tallamy, author/educator and entomologist, will open the Gardening School day- long proceedings with his keynote lecture Nature’s Best Hope.  Tallamy will be joined by a roster of speakers well known to the horticultural community.

Zimmer notes: “The three decade-long legacy of the Spring Gardening School is a significant cornerstone of CCE Suffolk’s mission to educate and serve Suffolk county residents about home gardening and community efforts to grow more food.”    She continues, “In keeping with pandemic safety guidelines, we will, for the first time ever, host a virtual program for the day. Through live online gardening programs, we can engage garden lovers and green thumbs anywhere.

The Suffolk County
Master Gardener’s Spring Gardening School schedule includes:

Keynote Nature’s Best Hope – 9:30 AM                     Doug Tallamy

Session 1  11:00 am-Noon

·
Landscape Design                                     Ann-Marie
Powell

Plants, People,
Spaces

·
Gardening for the Birds                            Nancy
Gilbert

·
Reduce the Lawn                                      Tamson Yeh

·
Tomatomania                                           Jessica
Damiano

Session 2  1:00-2:00
PM

·
Going Native                                             Anne
Raver

·
Ornamental Woodies                               Mina Vescera

·
Backyard Bees                                           Noah
Wilson-Rich

·
Edible Landscapes                                    Michael
Veracka

Session 3  2:15-3:15
PM

·
Hot Plants for Cool Climates                     Dennis Schrader

·
Natives for Tough Places                          Heather
Coste

·
Garden Portraits                                       Larry Lederman

·
Culinary Herbs                                          Louann
Rothe

Please click on this link to access the Spring Gardening
School brochure with speaker information and bios, lecture details and
registration information:

https://online.fliphtml5.com/ifobx/ntxb/

About CCE Suffolk

Since 1917, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County (CCE Suffolk)
has served as a non-profit community education agency affiliated with Cornell
University.  CCE educators, researchers,
and specialists are dedicated to making Suffolk County a desirable place to
live and work. CCE’s professional team helps preserve our county’s vast
heritage, protect our land and marine eco-systems, support families and provide
youth opportunities for community service and research-based education in
science, technology, engineering and math. (STEM).

CONTACTS

Public Relations/Marketing

Ellen Rubin

212-909-2625

[email protected]

Registration

Sarah Osborn

631 591-2315

[email protected]

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