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‘Weeding Wednesdays’ are back

  • Wednesdays June 23 through August 11
  • Meet in front of Mann Library at 12 noon
  • Special tours July 7 and August 4

weeding_wednesdays Minns gardeners Addy Smith-Reiman and Pat MacRae warmly invite gardening enthusiasts from across Cornell to spend their Wednesday lunch hours checking out what’s blooming on the Ag Quad.

Starting Wednesday, June 23, Addy and Pat bring back a tradition launched in summer 2009 as they host weekly hands-on gardening sessions that feature pruning, weeding, & watering alongside the swapping of gardening tips and trade secrets. Activity venues will span a wide range of garden settings, from deeply shaded corners to sun-drenched roof top garden terraces, lush “hidden” gardens & wishing wells to budding new green spaces planted with principles of sustainable gardening ecosystems at top of mind.

Two special tours will take place as part of the series: A tour of select garden sites, hand-picked by tour hosts Addy and Pat on July 7 and an introduction to the Sustainable Sites Initiative (with contributions by horticultural professor Nina Bassuk) on August 4.

Weeding Wednesdays will continue through August 11. At the start of each session, participants will meet at 12pm in front of Mann Library. Come dressed in comfortable clothes, bring your garden gloves, and be prepared for an hour of active gardening fun and expertise with gardening masters and kindred spirits. As the days are likely to be warm, ice cream will be provided to keep things cool! For more information, please contact Addy Smith-Reiman ( or Pat MacRae (

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