Don't miss our next Herb & Flower Festival!
Herb & Flower Festival
Saturday, June 17, 2017,
9:00 AM -
Saturday, June 16, 2018,
9:00 AM -
Cooperative Extension Oneida County Master Gardener Volunteers invite you to
the 22nd Annual Herb & Flower Festival, Saturday, June 16, 2018
to 2:30 pm.A gardener’s dream!The event is held at the Oneida County Farm
& Home Center located at 121 Second Street, Oriskany, NY 13424.Event admission fee is $4.
Botanical Gardens are a showcase of new gardening ideas from raised beds
annuals, perennials and herbs to the brick garden’s showcase of annuals and
vegetable All- America Selections plants. Come and view the Butterfly House and
take a walk on nature trail as one explores nature.
The event includes 4 classes
for gaining new gardening knowledge including:
Your body needs help fighting lead! Vitamin C,
Calcium and Iron are the key ingredients that will combat the high volume of
lead poisoning in our northern population.This presentation will provide a strategy for adding vegetables
containing these ingredients to the garden and table.John
Adams, Environmental Safety Coordinator, CCE Oneida County.
Get the Lead out! Foods to Improve Dietary Intake
Makeyouryard a Pollinators’ Paradise
presentation highlights ideas of good gardens to attract pollinators and
improve your family’s enjoyment of seeing Butterflies and other pollinating
insects and birds. Tim Ballantyne,
nurseryman and co- owner of Ballantyne Gardens, Liverpool, NY.
Jewels of the Woodland—it’s
time for a walk through the woods. Join our presenter on a photographic journey
through New York State’s woodlands. You will learn about small, almost hidden,
treasures as well as old botanical friends you’ve seen all your life. Bruce Mero, Master Gardener Alumnus
Quick Culinary Creations with Herbs—using
common herbs found in most gardens, the presenter will prepare several tasty
treats that will appeal to any palate.Participants will learn the right amounts of herbs and seasoning that
will give an extra zing to some tried and true recipes.Joanie
Gorton, Master Garden Volunteer.
- Along with the free
classes there are 40 garden merchants offering abundant plants including trees,
shrubs, herbs, flowers and vegetable plants.Other items related to gardening such as sculptures, trellises, and
garden tools are also available. ‘Famous’ Herbal Ice cream sandwiches delight
attendees every year, and other food merchants are available for lunch and
snacks. The Master Gardener Booth offers
information on a great variety of topics and the chance to ask very specific
gardening questions. Complimentary
vegetable and flower seeds will be available along with pamphlets for guidance
on many common gardening concerns.
event is sponsored by the Oneida County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Extension’s
Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens.Monies raised go towards the Master Gardener Volunteer program.
CCE Oneida Farm & Home Center
121 Second Street
Oriskany, New York 13424