The Master Gardener Program of Chautauqua County will be holding its second annual Plant Sale and Expo on Saturday, May 12, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Frank Bratt Ag Center. The center is located on Turner Road, off of Route 60. The sale will begin promptly at 10 a.m., with no early sales, and it will end at 2 p.m.
"We've planned a fun day for both experienced and beginner gardeners," said Betsy Burgeson, director of the MG Program. "We will have tried and true perennials, annuals, herbs and shrubs from the Master Gardeners' gardens and our MG volunteers will be available to answer questions."
There will be gardening demonstrations, and the Master Gardener Help Desk will be open.
Handcrafted Mother's Day gardening gifts and rain barrels will be available for sale.
"Kids enjoy gardening, too," Mrs. Burgeson added. "Bring the family and join us for lunch. It's the perfect time to get excited about the garden season and a great way to help us raise funds to keep our program going strong."
The mission of the Master Gardeners of Chautauqua County is to educate and serve the community, utilizing university- and research-based horticultural information. A new Master Gardener class will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon beginning in mid-August and running through mid-December. Course topics include, but are not limited to; garden botany, soils and fertilizers, composting, insects and diseases, pruning, perennials, annuals, herbs, and wildlife management. For more information, contact Betsy Burgeson at 664-9502, ext. 204.