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Learn how to work smarter in the garden

December 4, 2011

[FERNDALE] – Learn how to work smarter in the garden next year at Sullivan Renaissance’s seminar entitled “Maintenance Madness” on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the CVI Center in Ferndale. 

Presented by gardening expert Mary Lewis, the seminar will focus on how to manage one’s garden “maintenance madness” through a seven step process to keep the garden beautiful and ones sanity intact.  The key elements to managing garden maintenance will be presented through seven habits that teach time management techniques, time saving tools of the trade, site analysis and sound garden design techniques.


"Working smarter rather than working harder is guaranteed to give you more time to enjoy your garden,” Lewis said.  “It's all about simplifying and taking control of maintenance tasks.  You can explore strategies to fit gardening into even the busiest of lifestyles!” 


The new 2012 Sullivan Renaissance maintenance program will also be explained.


Mary Lewis is a consultant for Sullivan Renaissance and had been a Renaissance judge for 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.  A Cornell University graduate, she studies botanical art at New York Botanical Garden.


Everyone is welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP.


Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  For more information or to register, call 845-295-2445 or visit