April 21, 2014

Home Briefs: April 21, 2014

Plattsburgh Community Garden plots available

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Community Garden Group is kicking off it’s 2014 season with a public plot registration meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Plattsburgh Public Library.

The Garden Group, which operates 74 plots in Melissa L. Penfield Park, is this year building a new garden behind the offices of the Plattsburgh Housing Authority on South Catherine Street.

Community members are welcome to participate as plot gardeners at either location.

To sign up for a plot and learn more visit Those wishing a plot should fill out the garden plot registration form there by the end of the day April 25. Potential gardeners can also sign up at the kickoff event.

Volunteers are also sought to help construct the new garden on South Catherine Street. Several work days are set for May.

For more information contact Doug Butdorf 314-1390 or

Grape pruning workshop in Morrisonville

PLATTSBURGH — The Lake Champlain Grape Growers Association will be holding a grape pruning workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Hid-In-Pine Vineyard, 456 Soper St., Morrisonville.

Topics included will range from assessing winter damage to the buds, pruning basics and adapting the pruning for several different training systems on grapes.

Everyone with an interest in grapes is welcome to attend. This will be held rain, snow or shine so dress appropriate for the weather.

For more information, contact Richard Lamoy, owner of Hid-In-Pines Vineyard, at 643-0006.

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