Our speakers can tell you how to make a striking container garden...

Our speakers can tell you how to make a striking container garden...

how and when to start seeds...
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how and when to start seeds...

teach you perennial basics...
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teach you perennial basics...

and so much more! Call today to schedule a presentation!

Gardening Speakers


Gardening Presentations for Community Groups

Add something special to your organization’s event with informative university research-based “mini courses” and programs. Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County offers a variety of gardening programs for presentation to area civic or community associations, libraries, garden clubs and societies, adult education programs and fraternal organizations, for a nominal cost.

Experienced CCE Albany County personnel and Cornell Master Gardeners provide in-depth 75 to 90 minute presentations with Q&A sessions....


General Gardening

  • Garden Basics
  • Awakening the Garden in Spring
  • Putting the Garden to Bed
  • Gardening in a Changing Climate
  • Thinking Outside the Garden Bed
  • The Ten Top Weeds & What to do About Them
  • Raised Bed Gardening
  • Container Gardening with Flowers and Vegetables
  • Low Maintenance Gardening
  • Healthy Habits for the Gardener
  • Gardening from the British Point of View
  • Tips from the RHS Gardens
  • Go Native

Flower Gardening

  • Starting Annuals from Seed
  • Gardening to Attract Butterflies
  • Perennial Basics
  • Perennial Gardening in the New Normal
  • The Evolution of a Garden: Keeping a Garden Journal
  • The Nitti- Gritty about Soil
  • Rain Garden Basics for Homeowners

Vegetable/Herb Gardening

  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Totally Tomatoes
  • Shaker Gardening/Herbs

Miscellaneous Topics

  • Monet – The Gardener
  • Shakespeare in the Garden
  • Wildflowers – Faces, facts and Folklore

It is also possible to develop a new topic for a talk but your suggestion will need a few months to become a reality so ask early.


Last updated March 18, 2015