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herb gardening

Herb Gardening Workshop via Zoom

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Herbs can transform ordinary meals into something special! A bit of this and a pinch of that can convert a plain dinner into a feast. Incorporating herbs into your garden design adds color, fragrance, and interest to your garden landscape. They can be planted by themselves or intermixed with othe...

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Compost

Basics of Organic Composting via Zoom

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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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Small Space Gardening Workshop via Zoom

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Whether you are an experienced gardener or a beginner, you probably know that harvesting fresh food from your backyard is one of the greatest joys of gardening. But the future harvest requires planning and preparation, especially if your garden is as big as a match box! This presentation will dis...

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blueberry jam

Blueberry, It's My Jam!

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Virtual workshop best suited for youth ages 8 and older with a supportive adult partner.Participants will create Homemade Blueberry Jam using home food preservation methods of freezing and refrigeration.During this highly interactive Zoom jam session participants will be making your own blueberry...

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Tractor Safety Course

TRACTOR SAFETY WITH GENESEE COUNTY 4-H

Saturday, April 17, 2021

This program is open to youth age 14 and over and covers farm safety, tractor safety, tractor operation, and other related topics. -The National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program is a certification program that allows youth age 14 and 15 to be certified to legally operate farm equ...

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Durand Eastman Park Arboretum

Durand Eastman Park Arboretum Tour - Spring 4/18

Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Monroe County Cooperative Extension, in conjunction with the Monroe County Parks, will again lead our semi annual public tours of the historic Durand Eastman Arboretum. The routes will traverse moderate hills and wooded trails, so please dress accordingly. Tours will last 2 hours. M...

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magic

4-H Magic Workshop

Monday, April 19, 2021

Youth ages 8 to 12 will learn how to do amazing magic tricks using things from around the house, PLUS receive a top-secret file folder which not only explains all of these magic tricks but comes with a custom-made magic prop that they can perform with over and over, just like aMagician!In additio...

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Gardening with Native Plants via Zoom

Monday, April 19, 2021

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 Fairport Public Librar...

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4-H Young Coders Club

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Monroe County 4-H is forming a special interest club for young coders, ages 8-12!Youth will learn the basics of coding, create their own games, and build upon their skills in this six-session series of virtual workshops with New York State 4-H computer specialist, Kat Leo.We will meet on the 1st ...

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Earth Day @ International Plaza

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Join us for Earth Day on Thursday, April 22 from 5:00pm-8:00pm @ the International Plaza.We are excited to offer several different educational opportunities in collaboration with Ibero-American Development Corporation (IADC): Our Nutrition team will be presenting different options...

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herb gardening

Herb Gardening Workshop via Zoom

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Herbs can transform ordinary meals into something special. Incorporating herbs into your garden design adds color, fragrances, and interest to your landscape. Participants will learn the benefits of herb growing from their beauty and use in cooking, to their medicinal uses and healing properties....

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Tractor Safety Course

TRACTOR SAFETY WITH GENESEE COUNTY 4-H

Saturday, April 24, 2021

This program is open to youth age 14 and over and covers farm safety, tractor safety, tractor operation, and other related topics. -The National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program is a certification program that allows youth age 14 and 15 to be certified to legally operate farm equ...

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Durand Eastman Park Arboretum

Durand Eastman Park Arboretum Tour - Spring 4/25

Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Monroe County Cooperative Extension, in conjunction with the Monroe County Parks, will again lead our semi annual public tours of the historic Durand Eastman Arboretum.The routes will traverse moderate hills and wooded trails, so please dress accordingly. Tours will last 2 hours. Meet at the ...

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Monroe County 4-H Steering Committee

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Steering Committee Meetings 2021: Open to all volunteers, parents, and supporters of 4-H. Teens are VERY welcome. We would like to include youth voice in decision-making.-Dates:Monday, January 25 Tuesday, April 27 Wednesday, July 28 Thursday, October 28-Time is typically 6 to 7 p...

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Raised bed gardening

Raised Bed Gardening Workshop via Zoom

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Learn the key steps to ensure a successful vegetable garden as well as cover planting and harvesting techniques, the advantages of raised bed gardening, and the top 10 vegetables for home gardening. Presented by MG, Lauren Caruso. Hosted by Rochester Central Library.Register using the link below.

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Cayuga Lake

Curbing Our Carbon Appetite Challenge

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Curious to explore climate change with your family? Join Monroe County 4-H for the Curbing our Carbon Appetite Challenge!In this program, Monroe County teen leaders will share ways we can reduce our carbon footprint and help youth understand the effects of higher levels of atmospheric carbon on E...

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arbor day

Arbor Day Art and Writing Contest and Ceremony

Friday, April 30, 2021

The Arts for Arbor Day Contest is conducted by the Greater Rochester Arbor Day Committee whose members include representatives from: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County 4-H Youth Development, City of Rochester, Monroe County Parks Department and Genesee Finger Lakes Nursery Landscape A...

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Home Food Preservation Day

Saturday, May 1, 2021

On Saturday, May 1, 2021, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County (CCE-Monroe) will host their 1st annual Home Food Preservation Day! To be held at the CCE-Monroe location 2449 Saint Paul Blvd, ¼ mile north of the Seneca Park Zoo entrance, this outdoor event will feature a canning supply s...

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Compost

Basics of Organic Composting via Zoom

Monday, May 3, 2021

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 creatures.Participants will learn goo...

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monarch butterfly presentation

Monarch Butterfly Presentation via Zoom

Thursday, May 6, 2021

The population of Monarch butterflies has plummeted and there are concerns that they could become extinct. Learn about the fascinating life cycle of these insects, the multiple threats to their survival, and what upstate New York gardeners can do to help their survival. Presented by Master G...

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Compost

Basics of Organic Composting via Zoom

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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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Lilac Sale

Master Gardener Lilac Sale 2021

Saturday, April 10, 2021

The Master Gardeners of Monroe County are here for your lilac needs. We are excited to announce an ONLINE ONLY Lilac Sale this year! This will be INSTEAD OF our usual sale at the Lilac Festival. These lilacs are meant for planting in the ground and make a great gift! Your purchase support...

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small space square foot gardening

Small Space Gardening Workshop via Zoom

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Whether you are an experienced gardener or a beginner, you probably know that harvesting fresh food from your backyard is one of the greatest joys of gardening. But the future harvest requires planning and preparation, especially if your garden is as big as a match box!Jarmila Haseler, Agricultur...

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Compost

Basics of Organic Composting via Zoom

Thursday, May 13, 2021

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 creatures.Participants will learn good...

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small space square foot gardening

Small Space Gardening Workshop via Zoom

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Whether you are an experienced gardener or a beginner, you probably know that harvesting fresh food from your backyard is one of the greatest joys of gardening. But the future harvest requires planning and preparation, especially if your garden is as big as a match box! Jarmila Haseler, Ag...

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small space square foot gardening

Small Space Gardening Workshop via Zoom

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Whether you are an experienced gardener or a beginner, you probably know that harvesting fresh food from your backyard is one of the greatest joys of gardening. But the future harvest requires planning and preparation, especially if your garden is as big as a match box!Jarmila Haseler, Agricultur...

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Master Gardener Plant Sale 2021

Master Gardener Plant Sale 2021

Saturday, June 26, 2021

We are excited to hold our Annual Plant Sale! Typically held at the Lilac Festival, the sale is our largest community event and fundraiser each year. The plant sale will be held at the CCE-Monroe office and will have many varieties of plants for your garden. All sale proceeds go directly toward C...

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Master Gardener Summer Sale 2021

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Visit us and browse through gently used gardening, lawn care, and outdoor-related items! Examples of sale items include...HAND & POWER TOOLS, WATERING CANS, LADDERS, LEAF BLOWERS, WHEELBARROWS, DECORATIVE POTS, GARDEN ART, BIRD HOUSES/ FEEDERS,GARDENING BOOKS & MAGAZINES, LAWN FURNITURE, & MORE!T...

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Monroe County 4-H Steering Committee

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Steering Committee Meetings 2021: Open to all volunteers, parents, and supporters of 4-H. Teens are VERY welcome. We would like to include youth voice in decision-making.-Dates:Monday, January 25 Tuesday, April 27 Wednesday, July 28 Thursday, October 28-Time is typically 6 to 7 p...

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Steering Committee banner

Monroe County 4-H Steering Committee

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Steering Committee Meetings 2021: Open to all volunteers, parents, and supporters of 4-H. Teens are VERY welcome. We would like to include youth voice in decision-making.-Dates:Monday, January 25 Tuesday, April 27 Wednesday, July 28 Thursday, October 28-Time is typically 6 to 7 p...

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