October 14, 2013

Home Briefs: Oct. 14, 2013

Register by Wednesday for Allium School

WEST CHAZY — A Northern New York Allium School, a program to help garlic, onion, leek and shallot growers explore best management practices, is being held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Beekmantown Town Hall.

Crop spacing, mulching, fertility, harvest and storage practices, and pest and disease pressures will be covered. Both organic and conventional practices will be discussed. Speakers include Amy Ivy, Allium School organizer; Crystal Stewart, Eastern NY Horticulture Program garlic specialist; Christy Hoeping, Cornell Vegetable Program onion specialist; and Dr. Masa Seto, Cornell entomology researcher. DEC pesticide recertification credits will be available.

The school is sponsored and coordinated by the Cornell Cooperative Extension and funded in part by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agriculture Development Program.

The cost is $10 per person, and includes lunch and resource materials. Registration is due by Wednesday, Oct. 16; call 561-7450 or see “Event Registration” at


Scrapbook convention set for Nov. 9

PLATTSBURGH — First Assembly of God’s youth ministry is hosting a mini scrapbook convention fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the church, 164 Prospect Ave.

Registration is $30 and includes access to vendors, a 4-foot table space, lunch and a chance to win a door prize and a grand prize. Two workshops will be offered for a fee of $10 each. All information, including the registration form, can be seen at The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 18, and space is limited.

Contact Margie at 524-7477 or for more information.


Garden Club hosting author Thursday

HAGUE — The Carillon Garden Club is welcoming Joanne Gardner, avid gardener and author, to its next regular meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Hague Community Center on Route 8.

Gardner will present “Making the Cottage Garden of Your Dreams,” a slide show of two gardens and how they were shaped over decades. She will discuss how the elements in the gardens give them a coherent and harmonious look.

The club’s business meeting will start at 10 a.m., following a social time at 9:30 a.m. Vivian Den Bleyker, Kathleen Holmes and Florence Kunnas are hostesses. All are welcome.

As well, Carillon Garden Club members are reminded to turn in their wreath order forms.

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