Front Yard Garden Planning

Front Yard Garden Planning

Gardening along curb and sidewalk

Gardening along curb and sidewalk

Container gardening
Image by Tom Sulcer

Container gardening

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Garden design in urban spaces: small lots, curb strips, and container planting

  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County Master Gardener and Blocks in Bloom Program leader Kathy Lewis joins the lunch time discussion at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County to discuss Garden design in urban spaces: small lots, curb strips, and container planting and how CCE-MC is mentoring residents of the City of Rochester participating in Blocks in Bloom. 

The Blocks in Bloom program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County uses front yard flower gardening in the City of Rochester as a tool to grow community. The basic steps are simple:

  • -Identify city blocks where at least 6 households want to start a front yard flower garden
  • -Match it with a pair of Master Gardener “mentors”
  • -Visit each yard to see where the gardener wants to plant, and assess light and other characteristics (while teaching a few gardening principles)
  • -Schedule a time for each block to prepare their garden beds
  • -Gather donated perennial plants
  • -Hold a work day where gardeners plant with advice from Master Gardeners
  • -Master Gardeners visit periodically throughout the growing season to mentor

Fee

Donations Welcome

Contact

Amanda Grisa
Horticulture Program Coordinator
ams736@cornell.edu
585-753-2558

Location

Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604