Series of free gardening workshops at the Dunkirk Library begins on April 23

Itching for the ground to thaw? Dreaming of getting your hands dirty in the garden again?

Come let the Master Gardeners cure your cabin fever by attending a Trowel Talk or two at your local library this spring. Master Gardener Volunteers have put together wonderful workshops on a variety of gardening topics that they will present during April and May at libraries throughout Chautauqua County.

The Dunkirk Free Library is hosting 10 of these events. The workshops are free and open to the public. To sign up, contact the library at 366-2511 or visit the Circulation Desk. Most workshops will take place in the library meeting room. Workshops include:

April 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Gardening for Wildlife with Carol Lorenz

April 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Healthy Gardening with Pat Martonis

April 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Good Bugs, Bad Bugs with Sherry Lantz

April 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Composting with Steve Rees

May 3, 10 – 11 a.m. Growing Great Greens Sherry Lantz

May 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Seed Starting with Jim Cowen

May 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Spice up Your Life with Herb Gardening with Hope Harvey and Nancy Jager

May 21, 11 a.m.-noon. Gardening 101 – Basic Gardening with Betsy Burgeson.

For more information about the Master Garden Program, contact Betsy Burgeson, 664-9502, extension 204 or