GM Day 2023


Gardening Matters Day

  • Saturday, April 15, 2023, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Yates County Master Gardeners Present Gardening Matters Day

Date: Saturday, April 15th, 2023

Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Check-in starts at 8:30 AM)

Where: Yates County Building Auditorium (Basement Level)
417 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Cost: Pay what you can sliding scale ($0-$20 per person)

Register: Visit or call 315-536-5123 (Pre-registration is REQUIRED)

Penn Yan, NY - The Master Gardeners of Yates County are happy to announce the upcoming event, Gardening Matters Day.

Topics Include:

  • Tree-pruning and Tree Diseases for the Home Gardener (Lexie Davis, Natural Resources/Invasive Species Educator, CCE-Yates County)
  • Gardening for Birds (Caroline Boutard-Hunt, Agricultural and Horticultural Educator, CCE-Yates County)
  • Native Plants and Invasive Species (Brian Eshenaur, Senior Extension Associate, NYS Integrated Pest Management)

The event will be held indoors at the Yates County Building Auditorium. The attendance fee is on a pay-what-you-can sliding scale ($0-$20 per person). All attendees will receive a free “Garden in a Bag “collection of vegetable, herb, and flower seeds.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. To RSVP, visit our website at or call CCE-Yates County at (315) 536-5123. If you have any questions or need additional information, you can contact Cheryl Flynn at

The Master Gardener Program is a national program of trained volunteers who work in partnership with their county Cooperative Extension Office to share information throughout the community.

Master Gardeners are neighbors teaching neighbors about landscapes, vegetables, fruits, herbs, houseplants, beneficial and harmful insects, plant diseases, integrated pest management, wildlife management, soils, birds, composting, water conservation, and much much more.

Master Gardeners are considered researchers rather than experts. They participate in 40 hours of training provided by experienced staff from Cornell Cooperative Extension to gain a basic understanding of horticulture and available horticultural information and online resources. Course topics include plant nutrition, soils, vegetable, fruit culture, trees, shrubs, lawns, diseases, and insects that affect plants, pruning and more.

For more information, please call us at 315-536-5123.

“Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities”


Sliding Scale ($0-$20)



Yates County Building
417 Liberty Street, Suite 1024
Penn Yan, New York 14527

Last updated March 22, 2023