Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County is your resource for information on soils, site improvement, plant selection, proper plant care, eco-friendly practices, integrated pest management, composting and so much more! We offer free or low-cost gardening classes and tours all year long, and opportunities to share your love of gardening as a volunteer! Call us or come by today!
Perennials offer year after year of blooms for your garden, and are a smart investment in your garden. Visit our resources to learn more.
Find resources here on how to start and maintain a home compost bin! Learn how to turn food and yard waste into "black gold" for your garden!
Interested in having your own vegetable garden, at home or in your neighborhood? Find links and resources here that will help get you started.
Ornamental trees and shrubs can enhance the beauty of your home landscaping. Find some suggested varieties here.
Find out about soil texture, organic matter and testing; dates of the average frost dates in your area; what "growing degree days" are and why they're important, and much more!
Is there anything they won't eat? Although no plant is completely "deer proof", we've compiled a chart of deer-resistant varieties that may avoid their browsing.
Last updated February 3, 2015