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Why Start Plants From Seed? A Virtual Talk by Mary Ann Iaccino

Mary Ann IaccinoThe lecture will be about an hour, followed by a Q&A with participants. Tickets are $10. On Zoom. Registration required.

Who: Mary Ann Iaccino has been in the education field as a high school biology teacher, a museum educator, and as an adult education instructor. She started as a Master Gardener Volunteer in the 1990s when she lived in Dutchess County. After moving back home to the Hudson area in 2005, she joined the Master Gardener Volunteers of Columbia-Greene counties participating in presenting programs and workshops.

About: The pandemic created a booming interest in home gardening—from ‘Victory Gardens’ to growing vegetables in pots on rooftops. In our area, fenced vegetable gardens and raised beds cropped up everywhere last year. It looks like the trend will continue and this talk will offer a little help to those who are trying for the first time or just want a refresher in seed starting. Growing your own is economical way to fill garden space and enjoy a much wider variety of plants than you could find in any nursery.

This lecture will cover getting a handle on where to start and pin down the information found on seed packets and in catalogs. It will also investigate how to meet environmental conditions that are needed for seed germination at home and go through the process of starting seeds to transplanting strong seedlings into the garden.

Additional lecture topics and dates will be announced soon.


This lecture is made possible with generous support from The Chatham Berry Farm. Think spring and shop local at The Chatham Berry Farm. Spring plants, seeds, bulbs, soil, pottery, houseplants, gardening tools and gifts, seed starting kits.


Sunday, March 21, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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