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Discover your inner green thumb at Cornell Gardening Day in Canandaigua, N.Y., March 27

Cornell Gardening Day will be held Saturday, March 27, at Canandaigua Middle School, Canandaigua, N.Y. The event, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., is organized by Cornell University's Department of Horticulture and the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Master Gardeners of Ontario County, N.Y.

The program will include a choice of more than 30 lectures and workshops. Topics include growing culinary herbs from around the world, vegetable garden pest management, shady-site gardening, developing a home greenhouse, ecological lawn care, garden photography, home composting, designing flower beds, tree propagation, container gardens and "soil creatures at work in your garden."

Classes will be taught by faculty and CCE educators in horticulture, entomology and natural resources, as well as by staff from Cornell Plantations.

Marvin Pritts, Cornell professor of horticulture and chairman of the horticulture department, will deliver a keynote lecture, "Growing Fruits in the Ornamental Garden."

To obtain a complete topic list, call Maxine Welcome at (607) 255-5439 or e-mail her at mw45@cornell.edu . Registration is $50 per person prior to March 12 and $65 after March 12. Registration, which includes four talks and lunch, is required by March 19 to guarantee lunch.

For further information, visit http://www.hort.cornell.edu/gardenday .

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