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Think Spring With "Gardening In Syracuse" Program

Are you tired of the Central New York winter already? Do you wish that you could dig your hands into some rich, warm soil and get your garden started? Well, we can't do anything about the weather, but "Gardening In Syracuse" should get you excited, informed and ready for the upcoming gardening season.

Canopy and Syracuse Grows will present "Gardening in Syracuse," on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bob Cecile Center, 1st floor, 174 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse (across from Meacham Field).

This program is free and open to the public.

There will be three workshop sessions:

10 to 11 a.m., Dr. Norm Richards will kick off the program with a presentation entitled "Managing the Physical Conditions of Soil for Gardening in Syracuse";

11 a.m. to noon, Syracuse Grows founder Jonnell Robinson will talk about "The Dirt on Your Dirt: Soil Toxicity & the Health Risks of Gardening in Contaminated Soil"

Noon, there will be a panel discussion entitled "Successful Vegetable Gardening in Syracuse," featuring Mable Wilson from the Newell St. community garden in Syracuse, John Allen of Habitat Gardening in Central New York, and Dick de Graff from Grindstone Farm.

Refreshments will be provided. There will also be tables of information on local community gardens, park associations, and other garden-related organizations.

Contact Carol Simson at 558-4918 if you would like more information about

this event.

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