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Basics of Organic Composting

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A great garden starts with great soil! One way to maintain good health and high nutrient content of your soil is by adding garden compost. Composting is more than recycling garden waste or kitchen scraps – it’s a way of creating a healthy environment for all organisms. Participants will learn goo...

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Annual Meeting 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Join us for our Annual Meeting this year via Zoom!  Guest Speaker, Dr. Chris Watkins, Cornell Cooperative Extension DirectorProgram HighlightsDoor PrizesBusiness MeetingBoard of Director ElectionsCCE has provided essential support throughout NYS during this tumultuous time in 2020. We will...

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Monroe Apple Days Contest 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Join us for Monroe Apple Days Contest and win a prize! Visit one or more of these seven farms, taste freshly made apple cider, relax in the orchard, pick your own apples, and buy locally grown apples and home-baked goods. Celebrate our apple growers and producers by touring their farms with ...

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Library Program: A Walk Through the Pumpkin Patch with Webster Public Library

Monday, November 2, 2020

Join us as we head into the virtual pumpkin patch, and learn all about this quintessential fall fruit! Or is it a vegetable? Join us and find out! Participants will also be able to follow along and make a delicious treat to enjoy at home! This program is geared for 6-11 year-olds, but all ar...

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Olmsted and Rochester Parks

Thursday, November 5, 2020

This talk will be an introduction to the life and accomplishments of Frederick Law Olmsted, a pioneer of the modern urban park. We will explore Olmsted’s early life, the history of urban parks, and the major projects of Olmsted’s firm such as Central Park and the Rochester (now Monroe County) par...

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Gardening with Native Plants

Thursday, November 5, 2020

This presentation will describe how gardening with native plants helps pollinators and other native species, plus some of its benefits. Native plant suggestions for sun, shade, and wet/dry locations will be provided. Presented by Master Gardener, John Nelson. Hosted by Penfield Public Librar...

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4-H Mighty Monday: Mindful Creations

Monday, November 9, 2020

Join Monroe County 4-H for a relaxing evening to take time for self-care and care for others!This year has been quite a year, it is important to take time to reflect and be mindful of our emotions. In this program, we will create squeezy stress balls and calm jars. These tools are a fun way to he...

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4-H Scavenger Hunt


Saturday, October 10, 2020

The Monroe County 4-H team has celebrated National 4-H week, but there's still time to do the scavenger hunt! Deadline is Tuesday, November 10.4-H Scavenger HuntGet outdoors and enjoy nature in the Monroe County Parks! Visit at least four of the Monroe County Parks and fill out ...

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Gifts from the Kitchen: Food Preservation Workshop

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Join us for a free food preservation class, taught by Master Food Preserver Michele Conners. Michele will demonstrate how to make Grainy Mustard and Dried Garden Herbs with Salt. She will also discuss which jars are best for home gifts and provide recipes. This workshop promises to be highly inte...

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