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Wild Center to host gardening series

TUPPER LAKE - This winter join the experts from Cornell Cooperative Extension and The Wild Center for "Growing Tips for your Garden," a series of presentations focusing on gardening skills for beginners.

The first session will be Saturday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Flammer Theatre. One of the first steps of gardening is to plan your gardening space and decide if you should plant in open soil, containers, or in raised beds. Join Anne Lenox Barlow, from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County, to learn what gardening layouts are most appropriate for your yard, lifestyle and needs.

Proper planning prior to the start of the planting season will put you on track to have a bountiful harvest this summer and fall. Following a detailed presentation, Barlow will facilitate small group conversations and allow time for you to talk with an Adirondack gardening expert.

Amy Ivy will lead the second session, slated for Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. in Flammer, entitled "How to pick what to plant." Join Ivy as she explores your gardening selection possibilities and makes suggestions for easy-to-grow plants for beginners. Following a detailed presentation, Ivy will facilitate small group conversations and allow time for you to talk with an Adirondack gardening expert.

Richard Gast will lead the presentation "How can I extend my gardens growing season?" at 1 p.m. in the Flammer Theatre Saturday, March 7.

Potential gardeners shouldn't be scared away by the short growing season in the Adirondacks. Join Gast to discuss some techniques for extending the growing season that have been successful in the North Country. There are devices that can add a few weeks to the front end of your growing season and again in the fall as well as ways to make the most of our short growing season.

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