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Image by Ulster County Master Gardener

Monarch butterfly hatching from chrysalis

Echinachea or purple coneflower

Echinachea or purple coneflower

Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale
Image by Jude DeFalco

Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Sale

Image by Richard Brandis
Image by Jude deFalco


The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County serves the gardening, invasive species and tree care needs of the community through its Community Horticulture Program.  We are currently involved with or coordinating the following programs - click on links for more info.:

  • Master Gardener Volunteer Program:  Trained volunteers who are the backbone of CCE's Community Horticulture Program
  • There are many helpful services offered by the Master Gardener Program including soil testing and soil probe rental, gardening advice, insect and plant identification and more.  
  • Invasive Species Outreach Program, including free invasive species ID
  • Ulster County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force 
  • The Tree Steward Volunteer Program

Seedling Sale

The deadline is March 15 for ordering seedlings and other items available at this year's Seedling Sale, an annual fundraiser for the Master Gardener Program.

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3/22: Woods Forum

At some point in every landowner’s life, decisions about what to do with their woods arise. Many landowners don’t sell timber or plan the future of their land often, which can make knowing where to turn for advice difficult.

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4/18: Garden Day

Dig your hands into topics that will have you looking at your garden with fresh eyes! Garden Day includes a day of classes, local garden vendors, a bake sale and raffle, and Master Gardeners available for free soil tests and plant diagnosis!

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$500 Scholarship

Students in college or who are college-bound are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Dominic Parise Master Gardener Scholarship. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2017.

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Master Gardener Volunteers

CCE-Ulster's Master Gardener Volunteers provide information, technical assistance and advice to the public on a wide variety of gardening topics.

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Become a Master Gardener Volunteer

Our Master Gardener Volunteer Program will offer the Master Gardener Program training. Get more information here.

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Dona Crawford
Community Horticulture Program Coordinator
(845) 340-3990 x335

Last updated February 15, 2017