Uniondale library teaches residents how to 'wake up' their gardens


The Uniondale library recently hosted a vibrant and informative event in collaboration with the Nassau County Cornell Cooperative Extension — a non-profit whose mission is to “enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work,” according to their website — aimed at helping residents "wake up" their gardens and achieve flourishing outdoor spaces.

The free event attracted gardening enthusiasts and novices alike, offering a wealth of valuable tips and best practices to ensure healthy and vibrant gardens. Attendees had the opportunity to delve into various aspects of gardening, from understanding the crucial role of bees and pollen in garden ecosystems to learning about the nuances of planting different types of seeds and providing optimal care for them.

One of the key highlights of the event was the emphasis on sustainable gardening practices. Participants gained insights into eco-friendly gardening techniques, including composting, water conservation, and natural pest control methods. These sustainable approaches not only contribute to the health of individual gardens but also promote environmental stewardship and biodiversity.

Experts from the Nassau County Cornell Cooperative Extension and the library alike shared their expertise and answered questions, providing personalized guidance to help attendees address specific challenges and optimize their gardening efforts. The interactive nature of the event allowed residents to engage directly with knowledgeable professionals, fostering a deeper understanding of gardening principles and techniques.

For many residents, the event served as a valuable resource to enhance their gardening skills and revitalize their outdoor spaces. The practical tips and insights shared during the event are expected to translate into healthier, more productive gardens throughout Uniondale.