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Audubon October 16 Gardening Workshop Free Thanks to Cummins

Audubon October 16 Gardening Workshop Free Thanks to Cummins

Jamestown, NY – The second of three free gardening workshops at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) will be 5-6 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017.

You can learn about “Extending the Season” with tips and tools.

In this climate, growing things all year long can be a challenge. You can learn about cold-hardy vegetables, tools such as cold-frames and cloches that create warmer microclimates, and simple frost protection to make the harvest last a little bit longer or come on a little bit earlier in the spring.

Audubon senior naturalist Sarah Hatfield, volunteer Reg Boutwell, and other local gardeners will show you the ways they keep their gardens producing into the fall and through winter. There will be a short program followed by a panel questions-and-answers session.

Hands-on demonstrations will be available in the ACNC kitchen garden, so come prepared to go outside, dressing for the weather with appropriate footwear.

Olear Team at MJ Peterson to Participate in Wellness Fair at Eden Heights of Eden

Olear Team at MJ Peterson to Participate in Wellness Fair at Eden Heights of Eden

Sally Ball Conover, a licensed real estate broker with the Olear Team at MJ Peterson, will participate in a Wellness Fair at Eden Heights of Eden, an assisted-living community located at 4071 Hardt Road. The Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

The fair will feature a variety of vendors offering helpful information and services for older adults. As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Sally Ball Conover will be present to talk with attendees and provide insight and advice on the real estate needs of older adults. A presentation on dementia will also be given by the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY. The event will feature refreshments and a basket raffle. 

‘Plant Lady’ Sally Cunningham to Host Native Plant Gardening Talk in Niagara Falls

‘Plant Lady’ Sally Cunningham to Host Native Plant Gardening Talk in Niagara Falls

The Western New York Land Conservancy will host a special talk at the Niagara Falls Public Library with featured speaker Sally Cunningham at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Sally is the author of the nationally popular gardening book “Great Garden Companions” and is well known in Western New York from her regular segments on Channel 4 News and articles in The Buffalo News. 

Sally will describe the critical importance of native plants and she will share ways that all Western New Yorkers can use natives in their own yards and gardens, just as the Land Conservancy is doing in the Niagara Gorge. 

Time to Order Audubon Birdseed

Time to Order Audubon Birdseed

Jamestown, N.Y. – When we feed birds, we interact with nature at its most enjoyable.

Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) provides birdseed at special sales twice a year at prices that provide value for you and fundraising for the Nature Center.

The most popular seeds and mixes are offered so that you can stock up for the winter months. Conewango Blend, which is unique to ACNC, is featured, since the mix was developed to support favorite winter species such as chickadees, cardinals and titmice. There are also mixes to attract finches and suet cakes for the woodpeckers.

Saturday, September 30, 2017, is the deadline for ordering.  To place your order, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours, stop by the Nature Center, or click through the “Shop” button at auduboncnc.org.

Harvest and Enjoy Fall’s Bounty at Audubon Workshop, Sunday Afternoon, October 1

Harvest and Enjoy Fall’s Bounty at Audubon Workshop, Sunday Afternoon, October 1

Jamestown, NY – Beans, winter squash, Asian pears, apples, and quince.

These are some of the veggies, fruits, and tubers of the season that you can harvest and enjoy at the final session of Audubon Community Nature Center’s gardening series on Sunday afternoon, October 1.

You are invited to the home of organic gardeners Scott and Pam Stoleson in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, for the 1-3 p.m. event.

Likely things you will be able to pick and sample include Shinseiki and Yoinashi Asian pears, Beurre Bosc pears, Rose Finn and Austrian Crescent potatoes, winter squashes, American hazelnuts, and Aromatnaya Quince.

You will also discuss planting a cover crop in harvested areas to replenish the soil’s organic material, preparing to plant the first plants for next season (garlic!), and putting the garden to bed for the winter. 

The finale will be a feast of home-grown veggies, possibly augmented by harvests from other farms nearby.

Explore Buffalo Plans Autumn Tour of Homes in Village of Hamburg

Explore Buffalo Plans Autumn Tour of Homes in Village of Hamburg

Join Explore Buffalo and Imagine: Hamburg from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, for a rare opportunity to see the interior of historic homes in one of Erie County’s charming villages! On this Autumn Tour of Homes, approximately 10 home interiors will be open to view and admire. Take a look at some incredible 19th century interiors that have been painstakingly maintained or restored by their owners. In addition, the Village of Hamburg business community will be participating with special offerings on the day of the tour including live music, wine tasting and even a real steam engine!

Professional Carpet and Floor Cleaning Will Wash Away the Remnants of Summer

Professional Carpet and Floor Cleaning Will Wash Away the Remnants of Summer

The calendar has turned to September and the kids are back in school. For the first time in a long time, the house is going to be empty and quiet for several hours a day. Sounds like a good time to have your carpets and flooring professionally cleaned!

“When you have kids and they have friends over all summer long, your flooring throughout the house can take a real beating,” said Edmund Bedient, owner of Clear Choice Cleaning Services in West Seneca and the father of five active children. “Add a pet or pets into the mix and you’re only adding to the problem. So take advantage of the school days and have your carpets and floors professionally cleaned, especially with the holidays right around the corner!”

A sparkling clean home is also extremely important if you are considering putting your house on the market at any time in the near future.