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Birds, soil, secret gardens, dozens of gardening products along with food and beverages add up to the second annual Fall Garden Faire, sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service.

It will be held Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Extension building on the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora.

The featured speaker will be Sally Roth -- author, naturalist, columnist and gardener -- who will tell how to attract birds to the garden and other ways to landscape naturally.

The lecture schedule includes:

10:30 a.m. -- "Outside -- The Drought of 1999," Sally Cunningham, Extension educator.

11:30 a.m. -- "The Autumn Garden," Roxanne McCoy of the Lilies of the Field cut flower farm in West Falls.

12:45 p.m. -- Ms. Roth

2 p.m. -- "Earthly Delights," Joanne Gruttadaurio, Cornell University soil expert.

3:15 p.m. -- "Little Known Wonders of Western New York," Bruce Kershner, Allegany Forest specialist and author.

A soil pH testing clinic will be run by master gardeners for anyone who brings a cup of soil from their garden and pays a $1 fee.

More than 40 vendors' booths will be offering gardening products and plants for the garden.

There is no charge for the 10:30 a.m. lecture. There is a $5 admission for each of the other four lectures, or $15 for an all-day pass.

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