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Evening in the Garden July 20th, 2016

-by Peg Hite

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (July 13, 2016) -- Rain or shine the Master Gardeners of Chautauqua County Cornell University Cooperative Extension will present their July Evening in the Garden on July 20th at 6pm. The Demonstration garden is located at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Road in Jamestown. One of the main topics of the evening will be watering techniques for the home garden. Since this has been such a dry summer, Reg Boutwell, Master Gardener, will review several ways to save your veggies and how to conserve water. Lawns will come back, but vegetables need water to produce any yield.

Also on the agenda will be herb gardening. Mary Erlandson, Master Gardener, has prepared a 3 x 3 herb garden bed and will discuss that garden and the several ways these herbs can be used. Jan Barelle, Master Gardener, will discuss the herb garden she maintains at the entrance of the Ag Center. Master Gardener Carol Lorenc will also discuss uses of the many herbs and how to make herb teas. A light refreshment will be served highlighting herbs!

Master Gardeners will be present to answer your gardening questions and are eager to hear everyone's gardening ideas. In case of rain, the Evening in the Garden will be held inside the Ag center.

Chautauqua County Master Gardeners also "man" a Help Desk/Help Line at the Ag Center every Wednesday from noon to 2. You can send us an e-mail at, call the help desk at 716-664-9502 ext. 224, or drop in between 12-2 any Wednesday. Garden bugs, weeds, healthy plants - if you can't bring the specimen try to take some pictures if possible.

Master Gardeners who are involved in the Demonstration Garden are Reg Boutwell, Andrea McLean, Jan Barelle, Camille Guinnane, Jim Cowan, Carol Lorenc, Mary Erlandson, Carolyn Smallback, Beth Stuart, Richard Selden and Peg Hite.

The Master Gardener Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.


Lucia Conti
Association Administrative Assistant
716-664-9502 ext. 209

Last updated July 26, 2016