Don't miss our next Herb & Flower Festival!
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Don't miss our next Herb & Flower Festival!


Herb & Flower Festival

  • Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County Master Gardener Volunteers invite you to the 22nd Annual Herb & Flower Festival, Saturday, June 16, 2018 from

9:00 am 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.

The 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:

  • Get the Lead out! Foods to Improve Dietary Intake &Reduce Lead
  • 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.
  • Makeyouryard a Pollinators’ Paradise

    This 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.

    This 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.


    Terri Harrison
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    (315) 736-3394 Ext. 168


    CCE Oneida Farm & Home Center
    121 Second Street
    Oriskany, New York 13424