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‘Celebrate Sullivan Spaces’ kicks off in Wurtsboro

May 20, 2015

WURTSBORO – Individuals who would like to learn basic pruning skills are invited to a free “Celebrate Sullivan Spaces” workshop in Wurtsboro on Saturday, May 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Hands-on instruction will be taught using the plantings and gardens cared for by Wurtsboro Renaissance, the village’s volunteer beautification group.

This is the first event of the “Celebrate Sullivan Spaces” campaign, which promotes education and community engagement in Sullivan County’s public spaces.  All events take place in parks and gardens that are cared for by volunteers. 

The pruning instructor will be Sullivan Renaissance Horticulture Coordinator Diana K. Weiner.  “Does pruning have you feeling perplexed?” Weiner asked, “We’ll take the fear and mystery out of what to prune and make you more confident with guided practice.”  

The event begins atthe Wurtsboro Art Alliance at 73 Sullivan Avenue in Wurtsboro, just before 1:00 p.m.  No experience is necessary.  Gloves and tools will be available but individuals are asked to bring their own pruning shears if they have them.  Refreshments will be provided. 

Activities in Other Communities:

  • Master Gardeners Plant Sale: Saturday, May 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Gerald Skoda Extension Education Center in Liberty
  • Hurleyville-Sullivan First Flower Planting: Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.; meet in Firemen’s Park on Main Street in Hurleyville
  • Woodridge Renaissance Flower Planting: Sunday, May 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; meet by the long train barrels along Green Avenue at the site of the new park
  • Poplar Grove Cemetery Clean Up and Planting: Saturday, June 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and Sunday, June 7 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.; down the road from the Phillipsport Post Office (17 Phillipsport Road); bring rake, shovel, gloves and bug spray

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, FisherMears Associates, Kristt Company, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation, and WSUL/WVOS.

For more information about these and other opportunities, contact Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445 or visit