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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

3/29: Garden Friends or Foes?

What’s your perspective on the bugs in your garden? How much are you willing to tolerate? Find out who is really bugging your garden and which are the friends and which are the foes and how to manage them!

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4/8: 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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Jumping Worms! New Invasive

Learn more about this invasive you might be seeing in your garden!

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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 ext. 335

Last updated March 15, 2018