wild bergamot. Monarda fistulosa L.
native plants, bee balm, beebalm
Image by Elmer Verhasselt

Bee pollinating Monarda

Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau

Master Gardener Volunteers offer lectures on a wide array of subjects for gardeners. Favorite topics include: Container Gardening; Gardening with Children; Composting; Vegetable Gardening; Small Space Gardens; Herbs; Recycling; Pruning; Putting the Garden to Bed in Fall; Native Species; Invasive Species. Additional topics can be prepared to meet a particular group’s needs or interests. 

The Master Gardeners are avid gardeners who have received extensive training through Cornell Cooperative Extension.

The talks are 45 minutes in duration, followed by 10-15 minutes for questions from the group. A fee of $75 per speaker is requested to help defray the cost of our numerous community projects. Checks may be made payable to “Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County” and can be mailed to our office in advance or handed to the speaker at the program. 

To arrange for a speaker, and a detailed list of offerings, Please contact Francheska Kuilan at 845-677-8223 x115 or by email at fk232@cornell.edu

Last updated June 21, 2023