Community Horticulture

Dutchess County Community Horticulture Program works to address the needs of the general community through education, classes, demonstration landscapes which focus on water conservation, best management practices and edible landscaping to supplement food expenses. The diagnostic lab offers integrated pest management options and solutions to commercial and consumer questions pertaining to agriculture and horticulture.

We are proud to acknowledge the many wonderful, trained volunteers that help to carry out our programming.

  • Horticulture Hotline
  • Speakers Bureau
  • Dutchess Dirt Gardening Newsletter
  • Saturday in the Garden
  • Master Gardener Plant Sale
  • Master Gardener Plant Sale Gift Certificates
  • Farm & Home Center Demonstration Gardens
  • Demonstration Garden Volunteers Needed!
  • CCEDC Greenhouse

Our program is funded through volunteer fundraising efforts and from donations from the public. To make a tax deductable gift (we are a 501c3 nonprofit) , please send your check to Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County, 2715 Rt 44, Suite 1, Millbrook, NY, 12545. Checks should be made out to CCEDC and sent to the attention of Nancy Halas. Please be sure to include a note stating that you would like your gift to be directed towards the Community Horticulture Program (Master Gardeners). Thank you!