Eat Your Weedies Workshop: Saturday, August 22nd, 9:30-11AMHave you ever wondered if those weeds you pulled out of your veggie garden might be edible and more nutritious than the leafy greens you plant? Some common “weeds”, also have culinary uses. Sample some local edibles with Master Gardener Karen Evans at our Eat Your Weedies workshop. Take a leisurely walk around the lovely Garden Center paths to see what wild edibles can be discovered! Register at the Garden Center or call 585-424-4476.
Karen E. Evans is a graduate of Cornell School of Agriculture, a Master Gardener, and continually inspired by author Euell Gibbons, Stalking the Wild Asparagus.
Enjoy these perfect August days…Take a bike tour of some beautiful Penfield farms… Stop by Broccolo’s 43-acre farm and garden center at 2755 Penfield Rd to to enjoy our shade, refresh, drink some cold water, enjoy the butterflies, blooming flowers, and bullfrogs croaking in the ponds. Register for a Family Ride, Leisurely Cruise or the Cycling Express.
What’s affecting our pollinator populations?Pollinator Conference, September 22, 2015 –Albany, NY
New York State IPM Program will convene a conference on pollinator health and ways to enhance all pollinating insects. Laurie Broccolo, has been asked to speak to professionals and concerned residents who will be joined by ornamental producers, Cornell Extension agents, Master Gardeners, government representatives, landscapers, arborists, bee keepers, and grower organizations in their effort to understand“what’s affecting our pollinator populations?” Owner Laurie Broccolo has worked in the IPM industry for over 25 years specializing in responsible land management practices, native plants, and habitat creation toward a more sustainable environment.
The Town of Brighton would like to transform a portion of Buckland Park on Westfall Road (East of the Community Garden) into a permanent home for a Winter Farmers’ Market and Multi-Use Facility. The site is currently occupied by several farm structures that may be restored and incorporated into the overall project. Brighton is seeking community input for a concept and site development plan for the farmer’s market and multi-use facility project. Read more…