Monarch butterfly hatching from chrysalis
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

4/27-4/29: Seedling Sale

The pick-up dates for seedling sales ordered in March is April 27, 28 and 29 at our office. Some of the plants and items available for pre-order will also be available for sale.

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6/3: Plant Swap & Sale

Don't miss the annual Plant Swap and Sale! This is a chance to share plants and swap for a new plant - pot up plants by May 20 and follow guidelines to ensure this is a rewarding experience for all!

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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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Free Invasive Species ID

We offer free invasive species identification in partnership with the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP). Bring us your samples or email photos for a positive identification and recommendations.

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

Last updated April 13, 2017