I first met Barbara Bravo at a lecture she gave about the ‘Top Plants for the Hudson Valley Region’. During the lecture I learnt about plants that were the favorites of local expert gardeners – what a resource, I was busy taking notes for sure!

In November, Barbara is presenting another lecture on a very pertinent topic – Invasive Plants in the Hudson Valley. Unfortunately something that affects us all whether we realize it or not. I recommend this lecture because Barbara is an expert in gardening in the Hudson Valley Region. Here are the details:

When: Thursday, November 7 at 6:00 pm

Where: Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Education Center. 232 Plaza Road in Kingston (Hannaford Plaza, the Cornell office is opposite Herzogs).

Each participant is asked to bring in one (1) weed to the lecture for identification.

Invasive Japanese Knotweed

Invasive Japanese Knotweed

Barbara will introduce participants to a few of the Hudson Valley’s most noxious weeds during her lecture. She says “Gardeners are in a good position to take action but need to be educated to recognize these plants. Be vigilant. If you notice some unusual and robust growth, especially if you didn’t plant it, identify the plant.”

Invasive Oriental Bittersweet vine

Invasive Oriental Bittersweet vine

As a resident of Ulster County, Barbara has more than 25 years experience gardening where the wildlife is plentiful and where she continues to learn peaceful co-existence. Her garden has been featured on the Saugerties Secret Gardens Tour and her articles have been published in Hudson Valley Life magazine. Barbara is a Master Gardener Volunteer with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, a Garden Coach and Coordinator of Garden Day.

Please RSVP by calling Dona Crawford at 845-340-3990 or email dm282@cornell.edu Please contact the CCEUC office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.

Invasive Bush Honeysuckle

Invasive Bush Honeysuckle

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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