JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (October 26, 2021) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agricultural Program is excited to announce the fall 2021 L.E.A.F. workshop, Native Pollinators in Your Garden.
The LEAF (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Series is open to beginning farmers, established farms looking to diversify and grow, agriculture enthusiasts, homesteaders, and EVERYONE in between!
In New York State there are over 400 bee species. These bees are essential for the pollination of fruits, vegetables and flowers. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteer, Patricia Martonis to learn how to create a habitat for native pollinators to enhance growing food and flowers. This presentation will focus on the importance of native pollinators in vegetable and flower gardens. Participants will learn how to attract, retain, and support the natural balance for native pollinators in your home gardens. Learn what plants will create a positive environment, how to provide nesting sites and maintain your garden to encourage pollinators to visit. This course is scheduled for, Thursday, October 28, 6 pm – 8 pm.
Ms. Martonis is a Chautauqua Master Gardener who has participated in a variety of projects including Seed to Supper, Educational gardens, and trainings.
A variety of L.E.A.F. workshops are being held this fall at the Jamestown Community College Carnahan Center, 525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY. Workshops are just $5 per person and early registration is requested. Visit chautauqua.cce.cornell.edu/LEAF2021 or call 716-664-9502 Ext. 209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register, or for more information. Masks are required and CDC COVID guidelines will be followed.
The Agricultural 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 www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Last updated October 26, 2021