CORNING, N.Y. (WENY)-- It's about that time when gardeners are getting outside to take advantage of spring. In a bid to help everyone get a green thumb, Blocks in Bloom is a no-cost program in Corning to help people with their flower gardens. 

''If you are a person who is more affluent and can afford these services yourself, we are happy to come consult with you if you are unsure where to start when it comes to putting your garden in. However, we are focused and prioritized under-resourced households, '' said Danielle Strom - the founder of Blocks in Bloom Corning. 

Blocks in Bloom is geared towards helping underprivileged groups get their garden going and the program was inspired by a similar one in Rochester.  They will help you with garden site planning, consultation, planting assistance and gardening resources available for people in need. However, they will still help people who are financially capable with consultation and garden planning. 

The program is sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County. While they currently only serve the city of Corning, officials hope to expand to other locations in Steuben County next year. 

''We're focused on pollinator habitat and community beautification. Right now, it's just pollinators, floral and flower garden,'' said Danielle Strom.  

Blocks in Bloom is looking for volunteers to help with planting on plant days. Also, they are looking for people to donate, flower pots, soil, garden tools, perennials and seeds.

You can contact them through mail, [email protected], and Facebook /BlocksinBloomCorning.