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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
9:30AM to 3:30PM
DICKMAN FARMS AND BEAK & SKIFF ORCHARDS TOUR
Thursday's tour goes to two locations.
Dickman Farms is a 4th generation family-owned business located in the Finger Lakes Region of Central NY that has over 8 acres of modern greenhouses set up specifically for the efficient production of high quality liners sold to fellow growers. Like many greenhouse enterprises in business today, their roots in agriculture were set in 1903 as a commercial truck farm. Over the years, the conversion to "indoor farming" took place gradually until the mid-eighties when they converted to 100% greenhouse growing.
Dickman Farms is proud to have maintained a supplier relationship with Ball Horticultural Company since 1979 and has been a member of their Rooting Station Network since 1997. What began as a few hundred thousand annual liners per year then has blossomed into an extensive line of over 10 million units of Specialty Garden Annuals and Geraniums shipped throughout North America today.
Dickman Farms also has a Garden Center that is a large enclosed retail space with a newly renovated exterior nursery yard.
Dickman Farms Garden Center has annually been named one of Today's Garden Center Top Revolutionary Garden Centers in the nation since 2008.
On the tour you will:
- Learn the importance of sterilization during the life cycle of a plant from planting , maintenance to shipping.
- Find out how the greenhouse atmosphere is controlled to ensure a healthy crop.
- Learn the logistics that go on behind the scenes from ordering, plant maintenance and the fertilization process.
- Find out how Dickman Farms is effectively using beneficial insects to control non-beneficial pests.
Beak & Skiff Orchards
Known as Upstate New York's Premier Apple Orchard, Beak & Skiff offers apple picking, a cafe, wine tasting room, spirits, bakery and more! We will have an information session and then have an opportunity to sample and explore.
COST: $30, includes transportation and tours. Lunch will be available for purchase at Beak & Skiff Orchards
There is a separate fee for the Tour, this is not included in your registration fee.
SELF GUIDED TOUR
E.M.Mills Rose Garden
201 Ostrum Ave
Syracuse, NY 13210
There are over 3550 rose bushes in the Mills Garden, including many of the favorite varieties as well as those that are not seen frequently. The Lawrence Johnston climbers are spectacular in the spring. Many artists visit the garden and capture the beauty of the flowers in their pictures.
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Photos by Syracuse Rose Society (left and right) and Fran PIraino (center)