LEAF Introduction to Berries


LEAF 2020: ​An Intro to Growing Berries

  • Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Growing berries successfully takes some planning and correct preparation. This course will go over the basics of site selection and preparation for the common berry crops. We will also offer recommendations of varieties suited to our climate and markets. This workshop will be led by, Esther Kibbe, Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY Berry Specialist. Kibbe is a native Western New Yorker, a graduate of Cornell University and now a Regional Berry Specialist with Cooperative Extension. She worked for many years as a strawberry and blueberry breeder for Driscoll’s in Florida, and more recently as a consultant advising produce companies and growers on production techniques. Esther is based in Erie County in her extension role, but her assignment covers the entire Western New York region





Lisa Kempisty
Agriculture Community Educator (Dairy & Livestock)
716-664-9502 ext. 203


Carnahan Center at Jamestown Community College
525 Falconer Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

Last updated March 17, 2020