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
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5/25: Invasive Survey

Join us for a recruitment event to learn how you can help us to identify areas in your community with invasive plants, or areas free of them.

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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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5/31: Organic Gardening

Organic weed and pest control is a challenge for gardeners of any experience level. This class is the first of three in the Spring Lecture Series.

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Plant swap

6/13: Open House

Have you been considering becoming a Master Gardener? Would you like to know the answers to gardening questions and also have a desire to share this knowledge with others? Learn more at this Open House for prospective Master Gardener volunteers.

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

Last updated May 24, 2017