CCE Volunteers Teach Gardening

Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are teaching a Seed to Supper Series

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (May 17, 2021) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Master Gardener Program is excited to offer a series of gardening lessons called Seed to Supper.

On Wednesday, May 12, the Cornell Cooperative Extension, offered the first session. This is an interagency collaboration with CCE’s Master Gardener, 4-H Youth Development, and Supplemental Nutrition Education (SNAP-Ed) programs. Classes are on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 7 pm, May 19th , May 26th, June 2nd and June 9th. Topics include Composting, Healthy Soils, Growing Vegetables, and other general gardening information. This series is free of charge, and participants may still join.

Last week participants discussed how to read a seed packet, when to plant and how to select the correct vegetables for your garden. Each session is finished with a healthy recipe demonstration and tasting. “Spinach Pasta Salad” was the recipe shared with participants and can be found by visiting Participants saw techniques for assembling the salad and joined in a brief discussion about the ingredients and their health benefits. Participants also learned how to make homemade dressing for the salad, taste the healthy recipe and learn the cost savings involved in making your own snacks.

This week’s class will focus on planning your garden, planting microgreens and another healthy snack. If you are interested in attending, please call Chautauqua County Cooperative Extension at (716) 664-9502 ext. 208 or email Classes will be held at the Carnahan Center, Jamestown Community College.

The Master Gardener Volunteer Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated May 17, 2021