Posts Tagged ‘ Upcoming events for Buffalo area ’

The Botanical Gardens’ travel raffle ends soon

August 22, 2016
Sandy beach

The Botanical Gardens is about to end its travel raffle. The grand prize is a customized “dream vacation” where you choose the destination. Only 700 tickets are being sold, so your chances to win one of three prizes are good. There are three chances to win on each ticket, and the cost is $20...
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Sale of daylilies, hostas & irises set at Botanical Gardens on Aug. 20

August 16, 2016
'Overdrive' daylily

Hundreds of daylilies, hostas and irises will be for sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The sale will be in the Administration Building. You should arrive early because there will be a long line waiting for the...
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Shopping carts become mobile gardens in Niagara County; gardening classes set

August 9, 2016
old shopping cart used as container garden in Niagara Falls

Here’s  a clever idea for a container garden: an old shopping cart. It’s part of Grow on the Go, a mobile garden project through Cornell Cooperative Extension based in Niagara Falls. The idea is to help Niagara Falls residents grow fruits and vegetables in an urban environment where they may be living in an...
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Become a docent at Botanical Gardens; training starts in September

August 8, 2016
docents in training at Buffalo Botanical Gardens

by Jana Eisenberg Does this sound like you? You love gardening or plants, you enjoy learning, you like talking with the public and you want to be involved in a rewarding volunteer experience. If so, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens wants you. The Botanical Gardens is recruiting for its 2016 Docent Training...
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You can take horticulture classes at discount price at NCCC

August 8, 2016
looking at mint plant in Amherst NY

You can take college horticulture classes without being a full-time student or earning a degree, and the tuition is less. Niagara County Community College (NCCC) is opening a limited number of seats in horticulture classes through its community education department. “We were constantly getting requests from folks who want to be able to take...
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Master Gardener training set in Genesee County

August 1, 2016
hand with flower

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County will offer Master Gardener training in the fall.  This training is the first requirement to becoming a Genesee County Master Gardener. A Master Gardener volunteer should have a willingness to give back to the community and help put into practice what they learned at training. Enthusiasm for sharing...
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Grassroots Gardens needs volunteers, supplies; workshops set for immigrants

July 26, 2016
gardeners at International School 45 in Buffalo

If you enjoy gardening and would like to share your time, consider volunteering with Grassroots Gardens WNY, which educates and leads neighborhood gardeners. They’re also looking for donations of supplies. And please spread the word about workshops for new immigrant and refugee gardeners. Volunteer As an individual or part of a group—class, church group,...
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See another side of gardening; sign up now for local bus tours

July 12, 2016
Beyond Flowers Tour in Buffalo

by Connie Oswald Stofko “The response we always get is, ‘I had no idea these things were happening,'” said Mary Van Vorst. That’s the reaction from people who went on the Beyond Flowers Tour and the East Side Momentum Tour. Van Vorst is one of the volunteers who helped organize these bus tours, which...
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Open Gardens start this week

July 5, 2016
Lockwoods Garden Center 4484 Clark Street Hamburg

Although they’ve been around for years, a lot of people still aren’t aware of Open Gardens, a great activity that’s special to Western New York. During Open Gardens, more than 70 great gardens in 12 groups throughout our area are open for you to visit on Thursdays or Fridays for four weeks in July,...
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Artists: Work outdoors during Plein Air Day at Mischler’s

July 5, 2016
Plein Air Day at Mischler's Florist

You can paint, draw, photograph or just observe artists as they interpret the beauty of flowers through art during Plein Air Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. The event is free and no registration is necessary. “En plein air”  is...
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