Horticulture, Entomology & Ticks


The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents Autumn in the Garden with Russell Norton – September 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

As part of the “Gardening for Life “ series held at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, Autumn in the Garden will be presented by horticulturist and educator, Russell Norton.

The end of the summer marks a change in the garden. The hot weather is over and cool days make it great for working in the yard. This presentation will cover what we should be doing, besides raking leaves, with our lawns, vegetable and flower gardens, and our woody plants. He will talk about how to wrap up the season and prepare for winter; from harvesting pumpkins to planting tulips.
Russell Norton is an Extension Educator for the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Horticulture Program and the UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery, and Urban Forestry Program. Russell provides technical expertise to agriculture and horticulture professionals and to the general public. He has extensive knowledge of both ornamental and food crops with a primary focus in Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

This program is free with museum admission.  For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.


(In order to fill the application out electronically you may have to download the document to your desktop.  Once application is complete you can print, sign and mail it to the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension office.)

MG Application 2015
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EVENING IN THE GARDEN – a Twilight Series Workshop:  Next one will be held on September 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:  Cape Cod Fairgrounds/Demo Garden, 1220, Nathan Ellis Highway, Route 151, Falmouth
Join the Master Gardeners one evening a month through the growing season to learn about what’s going on in the garden.  This program is open to the public and free of charge.  No pre-registration is needed and will be held rain or shine.

Click here for a detailed brochure on this twilight series workshop

Cape Cod Community Gardens

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