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FERNDALE – Eleven businesses, individuals and organizations will receive 2012 Sullivan First Achievement Awards for their commitment to improving the appearance of Sullivan County during the
This year’s Sullivan First Achievement Awards go to:
The CVI Center will be filled with flowers and garden exhibitors as the conference introduces the Renaissance Collection, a group of annuals and perennials that meet the challenges of gardening in Sullivan County.
The keynote address will be delivered by Joe Lamp’l (aka Joe Gardener), host and executive producer of the award-winning series “Growing a Greener World” on public television, who will talk about gardening trends around the country. His groundbreaking series delivers the latest trends in eco-friendly living mixed with traditional gardening know-how. To view a full episode online, go to www.growingagreenerworld.com
All are welcome and there is no cost to attend. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast and expo. The program starts at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 2:00 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded at the conference conclusion.
Applications for the 2012 grant program will be available. They are also on-line at www.sullivanrenaissance.org.
Conference workshop space is limited to the first registrants, so please RSVP by March 6. Workshops and presenters include:
The Renaissance Collection
: Vivian Multari-Ginsberg, Mary Lewis, Peter Patel
Getting Maintenance Support
: Mary Lewis
Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers:
Lori McKean, Sue Currier
Cultivating Community Leaders
: Peg Ellsworth & Helen Budrock
Main Street Success Stories
: Peg Ellsworth
Enhance Your Storefront for Under $200:
Catskill Edible Garden Project (Two Sessions):
Dan Levinson, Emily Deans
Sullivan Renaissance Salon (Individual Appointments): Sullivan Renaissance Staff
To sign up on-line, go to www.sullivanrenaissance.org and at the top of the page, click on the “Annual Conference – Register” Quicklink. To obtain a workshop registration form, call
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. For more information, call 845-295-2445.