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Climate Wise Gardening: An Earthkeeping Fair

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Everyone with a garden or yard can be “climate wise” by adopting practices that protect the earth and support wildlife. Hands-on activities and displays will show how the ecosystem works and how soil, microorganisms, and plants capture carbon. Together, we can contribute to bringing carbon and water cycles back into balance.

FREE! Demonstrations, exhibits, talks, and films on these and related topics:

  • Pollinator and bird-friendly perennials and shrubs
  • How to give up the lawn mower with “no-mow” grasses
  • Intensive planting with increased diversity
  • The magic of soil: turning dirt into rich, healthy soil
  • Water solutions when there’s too much or too little
  • Exchanging the rototiller for “no-till” methods
  • Soil pH testing – bring a sample from your garden
  • Free tree seedlings to take home

Schedule of 30 Minute Talks taking place at this Event

  • 10:15 AM –Joseph Ansili, Cornell Soil Health Program – Making Soil Healthy – what it takes!
  • 11:15 AM - Sean Dembrosky, Edible Acres Nursery – Rain and Water Management
  • 12:15 PM - Krissy Boys, Cornell Botanic Garden – No Mow Lawns and Meadows
  • 1:15 PM - Jonathan Bates, Food Forest Farm – Permaculture Practices – intensive planting on small lots
  • 2:15 PM - Krissy Boys, Cornell Botanic Garden – Best Native Plants Choices for Any Landscape

Co-Sponsors: Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County, Fossil Free Tompkins, Social Ventures, Soil and Water Conservation District, NRCS, Citizens Climate Lobby, Dryden Resource Awareness Coalition, League of Women Voters, Environmental Management Council, Cornell School of Integrative Plant Science, and many others.




Monika Roth
Agriculture Specialist (Part-Time)
(607) 272-2292 ext. 126


Boynton Middle School Cafeteria
1601 N. Cayuga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850