Master Gardener Project of the Week

 With over two hundred certified CCE Suffolk Master Gardener Volunteers and new trainees participating in various garden projects and horticultural outreach, here is the first of many Volunteer projects to be featured in our blog in the coming months. Their dedication in keeping Suffolk County green and beautiful is demonstrated through the time and expertise they generously donate to Cooperative Extension and our communities.

The Master Gardener Volunteers have been busy preparing and maintaining the Children’s Garden at the Suffolk County Farm for our Summer Children’s Gardening program. This year’s program is well underway, and is a fun, hands-on program where children can enjoy gardening activities while learning about the natural world around them. Today, children learned all about seeds and square-foot gardening, and in the coming weeks will learn about growing flowers, vegetables and herbs, composting, weeds, insect pollinators, and how to save seeds.

photo courtesy of Anne Margolis, Master Gardener Class of 2014


photo courtesy of Anne Margolis, Master Gardener Class of 2014

All are welcome to stop by and stroll through the Children’s Garden when the Suffolk County Farm is open to the public. While you are there, check out my favorite, the newly installed whimsical “Fairy Farm” pictured below.

For more information about the Children’s Garden, or for resources on youth and school gardening, contact Donna Alese Cooke at





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