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FERNDALE – Nine individuals, businesses and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to improving the appearance of Sullivan County will be recognized with “2011 Sullivan First Achievement Awards” during the
This year’s “Sullivan First Achievement Awards” will be given to:
This year’s Sullivan Renaissance Winter Conference and Expo will focus on the positive effects of community beautification on economic development and tourism. The conference features exhibits and workshops on garden design, trees for public places, community gardens, recruiting volunteers, cultivating leaders, partnering with young people and economic development.
All are welcome. There is no fee for this conference, but please RSVP by February 22. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast and expo. The program starts at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 1:00 p.m.
Details of this year’s
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Peter Tarlow, an international consultant on the positive effects of community beautification. In addition to the keynote, Dr. Tarlow will present a workshop on “Making the Most of Your Assets.”
Workshops and presenters include:
The Experience of Volunteering – Ellen Lutvak
Cultivating Community Leaders – Elaine Fettig, Matt Migliaccio, Matt Dorcas
· Community Gardens/CSAs – Olivia Lightle, Greg Schwartz
Trees for Public Places – Tom Manza, Paul Manning
Garden Design I – Design is FUNdamental – Mary Lewis
· Garden Design II – The Real Dirt – Mary Lewis
Reaching Out Through Your Windows – Alan Sorensen, Vivian Multari-Ginsberg
Making the Most of Your Assets – Dr. Peter Tarlow
Youth-Adult Partnership: What Does It Take? – Amanda Galigher-Speer
Dig Art! Cultivating Creativity in the Garden – Susan Dollard
Workshop space will be limited to the first registrants. To sign up on-line, go to www.sullivanrenaissance.org and click on the Sullivan Renaissance Rooster at the top of the page. To obtain a workshop registration form, call
Conference attendees will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite exhibit. Door prizes will be awarded at the conference conclusion.
This is a recycling event; appropriate receptacles will be provided for attendees.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. Additional funding has been secured by NYS Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther.
For more information, call 845-295-2445.