MG Education Day



Master Gardener Education Day

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

This class is FULL. Please contact to be placed on a wait list.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Erie County Master Gardener Program will host ‘Celebrating Gardening’, our 2024 Master Gardener Education Day on Saturday, March 9, 2024, from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. Cost of event includes lunch.

The program will feature award-winning author and nationally known speaker, Heather Holm. She is the author of five books on insect pollinators and their role in native plant communities. We are delighted to have her join us for this program.

Tom Mitchell is a Horticulture instructor at NCCC and formerly a teacher in the Horticulture program at McKinley High School. He is well known for his practical and humorous presentations and will speak about the landscaping mistakes we have all made in our gardens.

Registration ends March 8, 2023.


Location: Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY 14228

Invited Speakers and Their Topics:

  • "Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants" - Heather Holm, Award-Winning Author
  • "Creating and Managing Landscapes for Native Bees" - Heather Holm, Award-Winning Author
  • "Dumb Things Not To Do In Your Landscape" –Tom Mitchell, horticulture instructor at Niagara County Community College

Cost: Advanced registration is required. Space is limited. 

General Public: $60; CCE Erie Master Gardener Program Volunteers: $45; Out of county Master Gardener Volunteers: $55. Cost of event includes lunch.

For more information, contact Jolie Hibit at (716) 652-5400, x176, or

Registration is not complete until payment has been received. Payment for the class is due by March 6, 2024. The registration fee is non-refundable.

For persons needing accommodations, please contact Sharon Bachman at 716-652-5400 x 150 or five business days prior to the event.


Last updated February 20, 2024