Get Ready to Garden

May 20, 2011

Creating Healthy Places, lead by SUNY Cobleskill’s Beard Wellness Center, is partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie County and Cobleskill Community Gardens to host Gardening Basics on Saturday, June 4, from 9 - 11 a.m. in the College’s Curtis Mott Lounge. In addition, Creating Healthy Places has added additional beds to the Cobleskill Community Garden and there are plots open for the 2011 gardening season.

 

Gardening Basics is a free event sponsored by Creating Healthy Places and open to anyone who is interested in gardening. The workshop will be led by three Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie County. The Master Gardeners will tailor the workshop to meet the needs of gardeners and will be suitable for the novice gardener as well as those with years of experience. Gardening Basics will include hands-on demonstrations and gardening tips while allowing time for individual interests and/or questions.

 

To register for Gardening Basics, contact Deya Greer, program coordinator of Creating Healthy Places, at greerdn@cobleskill.edu or 518-255-5225.

 

The Cobleskill Community Garden (CCG) still has gardening plots available for the 2011 season. The CCG season runs from Saturday, May 14 through Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. All plots are five feet wide by 15-20 feet long and run parallel to the SUNY parking, between the Cobleskill Campus Child Care Center and Kelley’s Farm & Garden. Water is accessible to all plots. The hours of operation are sunrise to sunset. All CCG gardeners will have access to a secured shed in which to store tools and supplies. Gardeners are responsible to supply and attend to their own plants, tools and materials; some shared CCG materials may be available as needed. There is a $20 fee for each plot.

 

To register for a garden plot contact the Office of Extended Learning at 518-255-5528 or training@cobleskill.edu.

 

About Creating Healthy Places

 

Creating Healthy Places in Schoharie County is a five-year, $875,000 grant funded by the New York State Department of Health, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention. The initiative is one of 22 grants awarded statewide to prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases in New York through the implementation of sustainable policy, systems and environmental changes in communities where people live, work and play.

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