Friday, October 2, 2015


The secret to next year’s perfect garden may be this year’s preparation. Karen Cavanaugh, a Master Gardener from Cornell Cooperative Extension, will be at the Royalton Hartland Community Library Community Room on Wednesday, October 14 at 7 p.m. to share her expertise on organic gardening and composting.

While organic gardening does not involve the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, Cavanaugh’s program will show gardeners that organic gardening doesn’t mean plants are left to fend for themselves. She will explain the tools available to organic gardeners to help them fight off pests and grow healthy plants and produce.

She will also offer information about composting to add nutrient-rich materials to fuel plant growth and vitality to your garden soil. Composting not only creates rich soil for your lawn or garden, but it is free, easy to do and good for the environment.

The Organic Gardening and Composting program will provide both information and offer participants the opportunity to ask Cavanaugh questions. This program, sponsored by the library, is one of the many programs offered to home gardeners and professional horticulturalists by the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Niagara County. 

Anyone interested in this free educational program sponsored by the Friends of the Library can register online at, by stopping by the library at 9 South Vernon Street, or by calling (716) 735-3281.

The Royalton Hartland Community Library offers a wide variety of programs and   services to local residents throughout the year. For more information please call or visit the library.