April 28, 2014

Home Briefs: April 28, 2014

Help sought for Community Garden

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Community Garden Group is seeking volunteers to help build a new garden on South Catherine Street.

The group, which operates 74 plots in Melissa L. Penfield Park, is this year expanding to new plots behind the offices of the Plattsburgh Housing Authority, 4817 South Catherine St.

Work days are planned:

Saturday, May 10, for layout, building and leveling of beds, moving of wood chips, moving of bed fill.

Sunday, May 11, for continuation of those tasks and construction of elevated beds.

Saturday, May 17, to build an above-ground watering system and install fencing.

All work days are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Help during any of those hours would be appreciated. Additional work days may be needed during the weekend of May 24-26.

Volunteers should be prepared for the weather and wear work gloves and shoes. Those who can should bring shovels and wheel barrows. Power drills and saws will also be needed. There are no restroom facilities available at the garden.

For information contact Doug Butdorf, 314-1390 or

Kent-Delordholds fundraiser, plant exchange

PLATTSBURGH — The Kent-Delord House Museum’s Garden Club is holding its Bloomin’ Raffle Fundraiser and Plant Exchange.

Six gardeners will win cash gift certificates to Cook & Gardener, located on Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh.

Tickets available now from Cook & Gardener, Ultrawave Salon and from Garden Club members.

Cost is $1 per ticket or 6 for $5.

Winners will be drawn on Saturday, May 17, at the Plant Exchange, Kent-Delord House Museum Barn, 17 Cumberland Ave, Plattsburgh.

Bring your potted, bagged or rooted perennials from your garden to share with another gardener’s plants from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Plants will be available from 10:30 to 11 a.m. if you don’t have any to trade; donations appreciated.

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