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[FERNDALE] – Starting a garden should be a fun and exciting activity, yet lots of elements must be considered to make the work easier and more long-lasting. Sullivan Renaissance is hosting a seminar entitled “Gardening is FUNdamental” on Wednesday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the CVI Building in Ferndale.
Presented by gardening expert Mary Lewis, this seminar will help individuals and groups begin garden projects by providing a check list of the necessary elements that should be considered when designing and planning a garden. Topics will include location, soil testing, soil amendments, layout, plant choice, plant arrangement and more.
Lewis has been a Sullivan Renaissance judge for the past nine years. She is founder and principal of Barncroft, a garden design firm; chair of Zone III 2008 Annual Meeting of the Garden Clubs of America; and past president of Orange and Dutchess Garden Club. She is a graduate of Cornell University and studies botanical art and illustration at New York Botanical Garden.
Sullivan Renaissance places a strong emphasis on good design. In order to receive grants this year, all garden and landscaping projects will have to submit a garden design plan and plant list.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. To register by January 31 or for more information, visit www.sullivanrenaissance.org or call 845-295-2445.
Individuals interested in Sullivan Renaissance should also mark their calendars to reserve Saturday, February 26 for the annual Winter Conference and Expo at the CVI Building. The keynote speaker will be tourism expert and lecturer Dr. Peter Tarlow.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.