Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardeners spruce up the group's learning farm in Canton
Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:38 am

Anneke Larrance and Lauren Olson are pictured working on the farm. Larance, Canton, is one of the master gardener volunteers and Olson is an intern from St. Lawrence University.

CANTON -- Throughout the past year, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (CCE) master gardener volunteers have provided programs in St. Lawrence County, and now they’ve turned their attention to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm.

The long winter gave volunteers time to draft a master plan for enhancing the educational and aesthetic value of the farm. Over the past two weeks, they’ve been implementing the first phase, which is planting site-appropriate shrubs and perennials such as blueberry, gooseberry and double-blooming day lilies around the office. All costs have been covered through fundraising and donations.

Seaway Timber provided bulk mulch.