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Get Ready for Spring with Master Gardener Garden Fence Chats!

Monday, April 13, 2020 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Virtual Event

Join our CCE Erie Master Gardener hotline volunteers as we host virtual hotline hours or ‘Garden Fence Chats’ Monday – Friday via Zoom from 10:00 am to noon.

This will be an opportunity to chat with Master Gardener hotline volunteers real time and share your gardening questions either by phone or the computer.  We will open each day with a short 10-15 minute presentation covering a timely topic or frequently asked question and then keep the line open for people to call-in or virtually stop-by with questions. Come hear from your garden friends what is happening in their gardens and what they are learning.  Our Garden Fence Chat space will be staffed by Master Gardener volunteers and our Consumer Horticulture Educator.

Topics for our first few sessions include:

Monday, April 6th –  Gardening safety while social distancing, what are best practices for community gardens.

Tuesday, April 7th – Cornell’s Garden-Based Learning, Just Plant It, NY! Food Gardening for All, resources and how to access soil testing services.

Wednesday, April 8th –  What’s happening on our urban farms this spring?

Thursday, April 9th – Avoiding ticks while spending time outside.

Friday, April 10th – Starting seeds indoors.

Monday, April 13th – Monday Youth Gardening Moment – Join our volunteers for a Junior Master Gardener activity.

Please use this link to register for the session(s) you plan to attend.

If connecting by phone is easier, the number to call is 1-646-876-9923.  Meeting ID if requested is (824 755 868)

Check back for future topics.  If you would like to suggest a topic, please email Sharon Bachman at

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) uses local experience and research-supported solutions to build stronger communities. CCE Erie provides educational programs to county residents in Agriculture and Food Systems, 4-H Youth Development, Nutrition, and Consumer Horticulture.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities; and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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Small Farms Program, COVID Webinar

Small Farms Program: Western NY
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Sharon Bachman

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