CCE to Host Bamboo and Bonsai Programs

Posted by Danielle De Souza (Editor), May 23, 2013 at 02:03 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County (CCE) announced that it will host bamboo and bonsai programs at the Horticulture Center at East Meadow Farms at 832 Merrick Ave. in June.

Bamboo Basics: “Incorporating Bamboo into Northeastern Landscapes,” will be  presented by Professor Michael Veracka, chairperson of ornamental horticulture at SUNY Farmingdale State College. The event will take place on June 13 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will cost $5 for CCE members and $10 for non-members

The “Create Your Own Bonsai For Beginners Workshop,” will include Award winning Bonsai expert and instructor John Capobianco. He will teach fundamental techniques for turning ordinary nursery stock into a bonsai specimen. This workshop will focus on proper plant selection, branch and root pruning, wiring, and potting. The event will take place on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will cost $85 for CCE members and $95 for non-members. Registration is required by June 13.

For more info:

Michael Veracka
Chairman, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Ornamental Horticulture
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Rd.
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(631) 420-2113
Fax: (631) 420-2766

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