Herb Fest Saturday

AMONG TOPICS ¿ The All America Selections in the Parker Scripture gardens ¿ each labeled ¿ can be viewed Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. during the 16th Herb and Flower Festival. They are also the subject at 11 a.m. of one of the six classes offered free with the $3 admission which goes toward maintenance of the gardens. The festival is at Cornelll Cooperative Extension, 121 Second St., Whitetown off County Highway 840. (Sentinel photo by Norm Landis)

ABOUT 15,000 ¿ The indoor ¿ with an outside entrance ¿ Deputy Kurt Wyman bee hive at Cornell Cooperative Extension can be viewed Saturday when classes are not under way in that room. He provided the police escort for the queen¿s arrival in June 2010. The queen bee and her swarm of approximately 15,000 worker and drone honeybees make the hive, with the insides on view through glass, a working colony that is capable of producing 70 to 80 pounds of honey annually, while also contributing to the agricultural success of the community. (Sentinel photo by Norm Landis)

BUTTERFLY HOUSE ¿ Two butterflies enjoy the sun while on one of the plants butterflies like in the Butterfly House at Cornell Cooperative Extension. It¿s one of the attractions at the Herb and Flower Festival Saturday. It¿s also open during daylight hours through the fall, when the butterflies are set free. (Sentinel photo by Norm Landis)

OPEN DAYTIMES ¿ The Parker Scripture gardens at Cornell Cooperative Extension are open during daylight hours all summer but Saturday master gardeners will be there to answer questions about them. There¿s also an adjacent nature trail.

WHITESTOWN — The 16th Annual Herb & Flower Festival June 23 has a theme of ‘Sustainable Landscaping’" with free classes that show gardeners ways to achieve garden ‘living rooms,’ and other classes providing up-to-date knowledge towards garden beauty and on other topics.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County volunteer Master Gardeners host the event from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens, 121 Second St. (

Attendance is generally about 1,500.

County Health officials will have information about ticks and sunscreen.

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