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See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

  • Gardening
  • Sustainable Landscaping

Participants will learn about the Blocks in Bloom model as a replicable means to connect with lower-resourced neighborhoods. Blocks in Bloom is a volunteer-led effort that results in more gardening knowledge for residents, beautified blocks, and stronger connections among neighbors. The model can be used by other interested communities. Aspects of sustainable landscapes will also be presented.

This event is part of the Sustainable Landscapes and Integrated Pest Management Conference

About the Speaker

Kathy Lewis became a Master Gardener in Monroe County NY after retiring from a career with job titles ranging from School Bus Driver to Director of the Office for the Aging (and several others). After retirement she sought to combine her experience working with community groups with her passion for gardening. She developed Blocks in Bloom as a way to help connect Cooperative Extensions with residents of lower-resourced neighborhoods, using gardening as a tool to strengthen community.

Date & Time

June 15, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


a group of people working together in a yard

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Contact Information

Betsy Lamb


Kathy Lewis, Cornell Cooperative Extension Monroe County


New York State Integrated Pest Management

Cornell Cooperative Extension

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