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March 26, 2018

“Gardening Across the Seasons”; a series of free seasonally based gardening seminars for beginners and enthusiasts alike will take place April, June and September.

The series kicks off April 4 with “Spring into Planting!” a workshop on garden design and selection basics to help you choose the best plants for your site.  Soil preparation, soil testing, seed sowing and perennial plant division will also be explained. Feel confident in your gardening endeavors by learning  about flower, tree and shrub choices; and garden prep and planting. 

 “Spring is here! After all the snow we will be ready to start digging and planting.  Get some great tips and learn some great tricks to grow the best garden yet!” said  Diana K. Weiner, Sullivan Renaissance Horticulture Program Manager.

The series continues on June 6, with tricks and tips for caring for plants to produce the best garden yet. On September 5, learn that fall is for planting, renovating and rejuvenating many plants while making room for spring flowering bulbs. 

Cornell Cooperative Extension –Sullivan County (CCESC) Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand at each session to demonstrate horticulture basics and garden skills.

Classes will be held at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center and Teaching Garden, 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Space is limited and pre-registration is requested.  To register, visit or call the Sullivan Renaissance office at 845-295-2445.  Event details can also be found on the Sullivan Renaissance Facebook and Twitter pages. Participants may register one or all three sessions.

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation with support from Bold Gold Media Group, The River Reporter, The Sullivan County Democrat, and the Times Herald Record.  For information, contact 845-295-2445 or