'Garden Day' Returns to Macsherry Library May 10

Representing Better Farm at Macsherry Library's 2012 Garden Day. Photo/Justin Sorensen for Watertown Daily Times.
Better Farm will once again participate in Macsherry Library's annual Garden Day celebration from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in Alexandria Bay, N.Y.

Put on by the library's Garden Day Committee, the event features several booths designed to educate and inspire backyard gardeners in the North Country. Master gardeners, egg-carton garden starts, organic beekeeping demonstrations, seed exchanges, and more are planned.

Better Farm will be on-site with a mulch gardening demonstration to show gardeners how lasagna or mulch gardening can eliminate the need for chemical fertilizers, irrigation, weeding, and tilling. Visitors can look at before-and-after pictures, as well as interact with a 3-D display showing exactly how mulch gardening can be achieved in any garden.

Macsherry Library is located at 112 Walton St., Alexandria Bay, N.Y. Call the library at (315) 482-2241 for more information.


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.