Master Food Preserver 3-Day Training, Monday - Wednesday, June 24 - 26, 2013, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm held in the commercial kitchen of Holy Cross/Our Lady of the Scapular, 626 County Route 22, Middletown, NY. During this intensive training, participants will learn about safe and efficient methods for all aspects of food preservation in the home including economic and nutritional considerations, food safety, canning, freezing, drying, pickling, and preparing jams and jellies. The Master Food Preserver Training is limited to 21 participants and the $375/person fee includes training manual and meals each day. Interested individuals must register with payment no later than Monday, June 10, 2013.
2013 Master Gardener's Speakers Bureau - Visit our Master Gardener Speakers Bureau web page.
Making Handcrafted Soaps, Sat., June 1, 2013, 9am-1pm, Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, 18 Seward Ave., Middletown, NY. Go home with 8 bars of soap! (two each of four different types) This class fills up fast! Download pdf for details!
2013 Gathering of Gardeners A year of monthly home gardening programs, 7:00 ~ 9:00 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County, Middletown, NY. Attend as many programs as you like -- click for details! Click here for coupon good for one free class!
The Community Horticulture Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County provides individuals and organizations with a wide array of programs and research based information.
Homeowner Soil Testing Guide This pamphlet is designed to answer basic questions, help you collect a soil sample from your garden, and understand the laboratory results.
Soil Analysis Service Form
Stop Deer from Eating Your Profits ...while helping to feed the hungry. Learn how to keep nuisance deer from destroying your crops and assist our Venison Donation program by providing meat for the needy!
Cornell’s Online “Interactive Plant Manager” You Will Love This Website! This site is an informative and easy to use online tool for diagnosing pests of woody ornamental plants. Upon arrival to the site, you have four categories in which to search for your particular pest. Once you have entered the information into the search engine, it will generate a list of one or more pest/diseases that could be the culprit. This includes the pest name, its’ Latin name, symptoms of the pest and some excellent pictures. Many pest descriptions come with a detailed fact sheet which includes, but not limited to, the life cycle of the pest, management, monitoring, links to NYS guidelines by Cornell and a very helpful “Quick Tips” section which gives the ‘What, When, Where, and Prevention’ of the pest.
Self-Guided Community Campus Tree Tour - The Campus is home to a wonderful collection of trees -- this guide contains a map and information on over 40 trees!
Pest Management Around the Home Cultural and Pesticide Pest Management for homeowners -- now online and searchable!
Photos by Gus Benjou, Greenwood Lake Master Gardener Volunteer
Gardening in Orange County is the monthly newsletter of CCE-OCs Community Horticulture Program. Subscriptions cost $15.00 for per year, for 10 issues (includes two double issues). Gardening in Orange County Subscription Form
Garden Helpline - 845-343-0664, please leave a message. Or e-mail your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant Disease and Insect Identification and Recommendations
Master Gardener Volunteer Program
Gardening in Orange County Article Indexes
Gardening in Orange County 1997 - 2001
Gardening in Orange County 2002 - 2005
Gardening in Orange County 2006 - 2012
Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County Ag Subscription Take full advantage of our research-based information!
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Updated: May 23, 2013