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      Climate Wise Gardening: An Earthkeeping Fair in Ithaca

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      April 27, 2019

      Saturday  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

      1601 N Cayuga St
      Ithaca, New York 14850

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      Climate Wise Gardening: An Earthkeeping Fair

      Everyone with a garden or yard can be “climate wise” by adopting practices that protect the earth and support wildlife. Hands-on activities and displays will show how the ecosystem works and how soil, microorganisms, and plants capture carbon. Together, we can contribute to bringing carbon and water cycles back into balance.

      FREE! Demonstrations, exhibits, talks, and films on these and related topics:

      Pollinator and bird-friendly perennials and shrubs
      How to give up the lawn mower with “no-mow” grasses
      Intensive planting with increased diversity
      The magic of soil: turning dirt into rich, healthy soil
      Water solutions when there’s too much or too little
      Exchanging the rototiller for “no-till” methods
      Soil pH testing – bring a sample from your garden
      Free tree seedlings to take home

      Schedule of 30 Minute Talks taking place at this Event

      10:15 AM –Joseph Ansili, Cornell Soil Health Program – Making Soil Healthy – what it takes!
      11:15 AM - Sean Dembrosky, Edible Acres Nursery – Rain and Water Management
      12:15 PM - Krissy Boys, Cornell Botanic Garden – No Mow Lawns and Meadows
      1:15 PM - Jonathan Bates, Food Forest Farm – Permaculture Practices – intensive planting on small lots
      2:15 PM - Krissy Boys, Cornell Botanic Garden – Best Native Plants Choices for Any Landscape

      Co-Sponsors: Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County, Fossil Free Tompkins, Social Ventures, Soil and Water Conservation District, NRCS, Citizens Climate Lobby, Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition, League of Women Voters, Environmental Management Council, Cornell School of Integrative Plant Science, and many others.

      For information, contact Monika Roth at or (607) 272-2292.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Education

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.