Pint-sized master gardeners

WURTSBORO, NY — First graders from the Emma C. Chase School got a lesson in what makes plants grow at the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener Program recently.

For the first lesson, Marianna Quartararo, Community Educator, gave a hands-on demonstration of what soil is composed of. Using pudding for clay, M & M’s for rocks, cookie crumbs for sand, gummie worms for earthworms and chocolate jimmies for ants, she showed children how soil is composed.

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Francois Le Tacon and Marie-Jeanne Lionnet of Nancy, France visited Grey Towers in Milford, PA, recently to research the connection between Grey Towers, Gifford Pinchot and the practice of forestry in America and in France. (Click for larger version)