Horticulture / Gardening


Cornell Cooperative Extension offers a variety of assistance to home gardeners, and professional horticulturists. These include but are not limited to the diagnosis of plant problems, insect, disease and plant identification, soil testing for gardens, lawns, landscapes, and more. Niagara County residents are encouraged to contact our office by phone or online with their inquiries. Contact John Farfaglia (716)-433-8839 x226, e-mail jaf21@cornell.edu

An excellent website for general gardening information is http://www.gardening.cornell.edu which contains research based advice on growing and maintaining fruit, vegetables, flowers, lawns, trees and shrubs and more. You can also research over 2,000 varieties of vegetables for your home garden and rate those you have tried.

Fact sheet information covering common insect pests found in garden and home environments is available from the site http://blogs.cornell.edu/horticulture/pests/ and http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu/factsheets/.

Jr. Gardener tree planting 4-21-15 Junior gardeners May 2015 B






We will be continuing the Junior Gardener Program this year. This youth gardening education program provides unique hands on learning activities for children in grades 3-5. All Junior Master Gardener curriculum are correlated to academic standards for science, and math. Class offerings will be announced soon.  Contact Bonnie for more information e-mail blb14@cornell.edu .

2015 spring classes