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Climate Wise Gardening: An Earthkeeping Fair

Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 10:00am to 3:00pm

Boynton Middle School 1601 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca New York 14850

Everyone with a garden or yard can be “climate wise” by adopting practices that protect the earth and support wildlife. Hands-on activities and displays will show how the ecosystem works and how soil, microorganisms, and plants capture carbon. Together, we can contribute to bringing carbon and water cycles back into balance.

FREE! Over 30 demonstrations, exhibits, and talks on how to adapt your garden practices in the time of climate change:

10:15AM: What Makes Soil Healthy? with Joseph Amsili, Cornell Soil Health Program

11:15: Planting Cover Crops to Improve Soil with Jennie Cramer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

12:15PM: Gardening Practices for Changing Climate, with Sean Dembrowsky, Edible Acres

1:15PM: Creating a Rain Garden-Purpose, Place & Plants, with Dan Segal, Plantsmen Nursery

2:15PM: Meadows Offer Many Benefits, with Hayden Stebbins of Suntrap Botanical.

Exhibitors will offer information on choosing pollinator and bird-friendly perennials and shrubs; FREE soil pH testing, bring a dry sample from your garden; info on Lyme disease, invasive pests, tomato blight and more; Plus FREE tree and shrub seedlings to take home!

Co-Sponsors: Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County, Fossil Free Tompkins, Social Ventures, Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition, League of Women Voters, Citizens Climate Lobby, Environmental Management Council, Tompkins County Planning and Sustainability Department, Sustainable Tompkins, Tompkins Climate Protection Initiative, Cornell Crop and Soil Sciences, and many others.

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CCE Tompkins




Cooperative Extension
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Monika Roth

Contact Phone

(607) 272-2292 ext. 126


Joseph Amsili, Jennie Cramer, Sean Dembrowsky, Hayden Stebbins

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