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Interested in becoming a Master Gardener of Putnam County? Classes starting in September 2014. For information click here or call Dan at 845-278-6738


International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certification Training- March 20, 26 and April 2,10, 2014, 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, Millbrook. For more info call Jen Stengle at 845-278-6738 or


4-H Junior Vet Series - this 6 week workshop will introduce children ages 9-14, to a career in Vet Science. Registration fee: $100 non 4-H members, $70 for 4-H members. First class Monday, March 31, 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm at South Putnam Animal Hospital, Mahopac. Update: 3/17/14-Program is now full. Please email to put on list for next class


2014 Cornell Landscape Webinar Series: Urban Horticulture: Woody Shrubs for Stormwater Retention and the State of Our Urban Forests: Wednesday, April 16, 4:45 to 7:15 pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension, Brewster. $20 per person. NYSDEC Credits. For more info call Jen Stengle at 845-278-6738 or


Gardening Classes with the Master Gardeners and CCE Educators at the Mahopac Library - Creating a Colorful Landscape on April 7, and The Edible Landscape on April 21, 7 pm. Free. Register at


Gardening Classes with the Master Gardeners and CCE Educators at the Mahopac Library - Seed Starting, Rain Barrel workshop, Pizza Gardening, Vermicomposting and more! For more information, download the brochure


Garden Talks Lecture Series: EcoBeneficial Gardening 101:Boosting the Ecosystem in Your Own Yard, May 3; Soil Basics: Science, Cultivation and Your Garden, June 28; Make Your Yard Beautiful, Oct. 25. Presented by CCE Educators, Master Gardeners of Putnam County and distinguished horticulture experts. $25 per person. For more info call Dan Feeser at 845-278-6738 or download the brochure.



Master Gardener Plant Sale- Thousands of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, eggplant and more. Annuals selected for your mostcolorful garden. Hundreds of perennials from Master Gardeners' own gardens so you know they'll work well in yours. Gifts for gardeners. Free soil tests. Ask gardening and landscaping questions. May 17. 8:30 am to 12:00pm at CCE Office, Brewster



PCSN logoIt's a Match! Diversity DNA: Understanding, Managing and Leveraging Diversity in Individuals and Organizations- This half-day workshop will explore the role of technology and individual communication styles in creating connectivity and engagement during work, school and leisure time. June 4, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Mahopac Library. $30 pp. Register at or 914-997-6700 ext 740



Shop Putnam Business & Home Expo -Learn what's available in Putnam and Northern Westchester that will benefit both the home and business community. Free admission and parking. June 7th from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information



4-H Fishing Clinic - Free to the first 150 Putnam County Youth ages 8-14. Free Rod, Reel, Tackle Kit, Fishing Directory & Hat! FREE! June 7, 2014, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, Carmel. For more info call Dena at 845-278-6738; To register: co sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension's 4-H Youth Development program & the Oasis Sportsmen's club with support from the Jack Stewart Jr. Memorial Fund


RainbarrelRain Barrel work shop -In this one-hour workshop, participants will build their own 55-gallon plastic Rain Barrel complete with spigot, mosquito screen and over-flow. Materials Fee June 14th, time TBD. To register, please visit the Putnam Valley Grange website at


Save the Date: Putnam County Fair July 25, 26 & 27, 2014


Storm Recovery & Info Page




Check out our growing blog that helps you grow vegetables, directs you to health, nutrition & gardening information, and is a part of the growing Garden-to-Table movement across America:






Master Gardeners participate in statewide ecological vegetable gardening trials:

2010 NYS Law Restricts Use of Phosphorus-Containing Lawn Fertilizers

Information on the Phospherous Law from Department of Environmental Conservation



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Updated: April 9, 2014