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Gardening Workshops

Spring Gardening School

April 13, 2019 • 8:30am - 4:00pm

Featuring: New Workshops, Extended Plant Sale hours, Educational Exhibits, Soil Testing and Plant Clinic. (Call 631-591-2314 for instructions on how to bring soil samples and plant specimens.)

Fee: Includes four workshop sessions (1 extended session counts as 2 workshops), door prizes, giveaways, continental breakfast, box lunch, afternoon refreshments, soil tests, plant diagnoses, and gardening exhibits. Plant Sales will accept cash and credit cards. 

Pre-registration is mandatory; first come, first served. (No refunds after April 1.)

Workshops are taught by Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Extension Educators and local experts.

Click here for a registration form.

NEW! Advanced Training for Long Island Gardeners

Have you ever wanted to take the “Master Gardener” course but do not have time to volunteer? CCE Suffolk is now offering an 8-week online for our gardening community, based on the horticultural research and experience of Cornell University specialists and experts in their field. The Advanced Training for LI Gardeners (ATLIG) offers many of the same horticultural topics included in the Master Gardener Volunteer training, including botany for gardeners, soils, beneficial insects, composting, vegetable and fruit gardening, lawn care, plant diseases, climate resilient gardening, managing wildlife, pests and much more.

The next ATLIG course will begin on February 19 and end April 14, 2019, and will take place completely online. The course is designed to be an asynchronous, self-paced course where students will spend approximately 3 hours of study each week. There are no ‘live’ sessions scheduled, and lessons and assignments are completed on your own schedule by posted due dates.

Course schedule and additional information 

To register, complete and return the Registration form before February 15, 2019

Participants who successfully complete the course do not earn the title of Master Gardener, however will receive a certificate of completion of 40 hours of advanced training. The registration fee for this course is $375. Deadline to register is February 15, 2019, after February 15, registration fee is $400. Contact Donna Alese Cooke at for more information. Limited space is available.


Donna Alese Cooke
Community Horticulture Specialist
631-727-7850 x 225

Last updated February 13, 2019