Looking for an inexpensive local-local gift for the gardener on your list? The volunteer master gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Westchester have produced their first calendar, just in time for the holidays.
The 2010 calendars are just $10, plus $2 for shipping. “It’s our first effort,” says Barbara Sacks, executive director of the nonprofit Cornell-Westchester. “We’re not looking to make any money this year.”
The calendars include all-local color photos by a mix of Westchester master gardeners and the Cornell staff. Each month also features a bulleted list of appropriate garden chores and planting suggestions by Susan Henry of Waccabuc. Henry writes the weekly Do It Now column for the garden page in the weekend Real Estate and Home section of The Journal News.
To order the calendars, call Cornell at 914-285-4620 or mail a check to Cornell Cooperative Extension, 26 Legion Drive, Valhalla, N.Y. 10595.
Or you can stop by the Cornell office to pick one up. “Someone just came in and bought 10,” Sacks says.