'Garden Day' Set for May 12 in A'Bay

Image from the University of Maine.
Garden Day is slated from 12-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Macsherry Library in Alexandria Bay, N.Y.

Featuring advice from master gardeners, a plant sale, tree walk and talk, and fairy hunt for children, the event will also involve the work of Better Farm with a compost demonstration by our own Matt Smith, and a Better Farm pumpkin-planting table.

Admission is free and open to the public. Seeds and seed catalogs will be provided. Here's a full run-down of the day's events:
  • Master gardeners on hand to offer tips and advice
  • Plant sale
  • Compost demonstration by Better Farm
  • Guided tree tour with Sue Guise from Cornell Cooperative Extension at 1 p.m.
  • Pumpkin planting (and eventual pumpkin-growing contest, followed by "Pumpkin Day" ext fall)
  • Fairy hunt at 2:30
  • Storyteller Lynn Morgan
  • Sign-ups for the community garden
Macsherry Library is located at 112 Walton St., Alexandria Bay.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.