Calling all gardeners! We’re starting our new pollinator garden and other projects this spring, and busy times are ahead. Outdoor fun with fellow garden lovers: what could be better? Garden areas are tilled and waiting. Join us for amending and enriching soils, planting, mulching, and weeding through the season. Whatever your skills, come and learn and grow with us!
April 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm.: Cobblestone Springs’s Garden Projects will launch with an introductory outdoor program, weather and pandemic permitting. Joining us for the first hour will be Caroline Boutard-Hunt, Agricultural Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Yates County. This program will be especially valuable for those who plan to volunteer with us this summer.
Pollinator Garden Workdays will continue on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., April through August. Read more about the Pollinator Garden!
Additional Garden Projects:
Landscape Plantings: dates to be announced
We’re excited to work on the plantings around the central Cobblestone grounds near the Big House. We’ll be refurbishing beds of perennials and freshening the foundation plantings to add all-season color (and maybe a few natives too!).
Garden Plant Swap: May-June, dates to be announced
Do you have too much of these and not enough of those? We plan to host a plant swap table at some of our Saturday workdays. Bring excess potted plants to share, and pick up a few to take home! Native plants are always nice, but the plant swap will include traditional garden offerings as well.
As the season continues, we’ll have projects throughout the rest of the grounds, starting with a new 12-step trail in the southeast section that will provide places to stop and meditate. Long-term planning also involves restoration of parts of the woods over the coming years, gradually removing invasives in favor of a variety of native plants that will enhance the wildlife habitat.