Use by June 24, 2008
Contact: Anne Lenox Barlow, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton
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firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-465-7578: Anne Lenox Barlow picks
strawberries as son Henry looks on. Anne, the new Cornell Cooperative
Extension of Clinton County Horticulture Educator, will be offering a
strawberry how-to workshop on June 25th.
June 25th Strawberry Workshop Offered by New Horticulture Educator
Plattsburgh, NY -- �It�s like tasting the sunshine� - that is how new
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County Horticulture Educator
Anne Lenox Barlow describes the taste of fresh locally grown
strawberries. On Wednesday, June 25th at the Extension office at 6064
Route 22 in Plattsburgh, Barlow will teach the basics of the sweet red
berries in a strawberry how-to workshop starting at 7 pm.
�We will talk about when to wash and how to make freezer jam that
preserves the strawberries� flavor,� Barlow says.
Barlow says interest in a diverse range of horticultural pursuits is
�Since I started with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County in
March of this year, I have worked with local people interested in
growing vegetables � from seniors looking to start container gardens to
first-time backyard gardeners and several people interested in market
gardens to harvest for sale at farmstands and farmers markets,� Barlow
The recent rush of humid weather has brought Barlow calls about fungal
diseases and insects appearing on plants. How to deal with grubs is
frequently among the inquiries for lawn care and landscaping tips.
Barlow is also eager to work with area residents interested in matching
flowers and vegetables to their particular geographical location.
�By matching plants to the site, you create easy care gardens that
reduce the need and cost of watering and weeding,� Barlow says.
Barlow points out that while she can help homeowners start a small
backyard berry patch, commercial fruit growers can call on Kevin
Iungerman, the Extension Associate with the Cornell Northeastern NY
Commercial Fruit Program serving the Champlain region.
Barlow, who grew up in Sayre, Pennsylvania, just south of the New York
State line between Binghamton and Elmira, earned her undergraduate
degree in forest science at Penn State University and her master�s
degree in natural resources management at the State University of New
York College of Environmental Science & Forestry in Syracuse.
She and her husband Matthew, a middle school music teacher in
Beekmantown, moved to Clinton County five years ago. They have two
children �Henry, 2, and Elsa, 6 months. Among the plants the Barlows
recently planted in their backyard garden are hot peppers, celeriac,
sunflowers and moonflowers.
Anne Lenox Barlow can be reached at Cornell Cooperative Extension of
Clinton County at 518-561-7450. The cost of the June 25 workshop is $15.
Call 518-561-7450 to register. # # #