All gardeners must comply with all orders, directives, and health and safety guidelines issued by New York State, and all orders, directives and health and safety guidelines issued by the federal government (including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and Cornell University relating to COVID-19.
Do not visit the garden if you are feeling ill or have reason to believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19. Masks should be worn whenever you cannot maintain six feet of distance from other gardeners. Follow proper hygiene procedures when using any shared equipment, including water valves.
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The Gardens are located on Freese Road in Dryden Approximately 2 miles from the Cornell Campus
Thanks to all of a gardener-volunteers who help us mark plots in the spring, clean up in the fall and report water leaks or other concerns. Special thanks to those who manage the extensive water distribution infrastructure, navigate our relationship with Cornell, handle finances and communications, and coordinate deliveries to the Food Donation Network. The Cornell Campus Activities Office coordinates all Cornell-associated Clubs and the Cornell real estate department provides support for our license to use the land. Cornell Farm Services provides all of the plowing, mowing, compost delivery and cover crop services. Our water access is provided by Bolton Point via metered access to a nearby hydrant. The Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) has worked with us extensively to work out appropriate rules and expectations for our activities as stewards of the land.
I'm new! How can I get help?
I'm experienced but have a question or concern!
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) provides tremendous amounts of information for beginner and experienced gardeners:
You can find planting and frost information, information on pest and disease control, access to the "Growline" where you can ask for advice and links to excellent reference material.
CCE Tompkins also organizes the annual http://ccetompkins.org/gardening/garden-events/spring-garden-fair-plant-sale
Another Cornell club, Hortus Forum also organizes a plant sale in the spring. Their facebook page has the details: https://www.facebook.com/hortusforum/
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