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CCE offering growing workshops Dec. 7

WILLSBORO POINT - Cornell Cooperative Extension will offer a chance Tuesday, Dec. 7, for growers to see first hand how high tunnels can be used to produce fall and winter crops of salad greens and spinach.

The main program will be held at Cornell's EV Baker Research Farm beginning at 10:30 a.m. with a tour of the fall greens research project underway in their fixed and moveable tunnels. The project compares leafy crops grown inside and outside the tunnels at different timings as well as crops grown without cover with those where cover was added later.

Further discussion and a presentation over lunch will be at the Willsboro Visitor's Center. The group will then travel north to Rehoboth Homestead in Peru to see their fixed tunnel crops. Those interested in seeing a 96-foot long rolling tunnel can begin the day at 9 a.m. in Wadhams, just north of Westport. Details and directions for all stops will be given to all who register in advance.

Judson Reid, regional vegetable specialist from western New York will be the guest speaker along with Michael Davis, manager of the Baker Research Farm, and local growers. The cost of the program is $10 per person, which includes lunch and materials.

For more information or to register, contact Amy Ivy at 561-7450, ext. 104, or e-mail adi2@cornell.edu.

The project is funded in part by a grant from the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program.

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