( Column 23 / 2002)
"A commentary about creative people living in the small communities scattered through the hills and valleys of Central New York"
Published in The County Review
As many of you know, I am an avid gardener, and view those who paint the world with flowers and plants as artistic as any painter. So, I am a supporter of any organization which encourages people to learn to be creative in their own yard and gardens. For anyone interested in gardening and/or art, I have two events to mark on your calendar:
First, I want to tell you about a gardening and art event just a pleasant drive away in Oriskany New York. On June 28th 2003, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The Master Gardeners of the Oneida County Cornell Cooperative Extension are holding their annual Herb and Flower Show along with an Art Contest at the Farm and Home Center in Oriskany NY. There will be vendors of all sorts offering plant and garden related items, as well as art and craftwork.
The Farm and Home Center is a real treat to visit. Make sure to walk the grounds and see the carefully tended perennial, flower, herb and vegetable gardens. Demonstration gardens show different ways to make gardening enjoyable and accessible to everyone from the very young to the elderly, including those who have a difficult time getting around.
Master gardeners will be holding classes, and have plants for visitors to purchase. They will be glad to answer any of your gardening questions, and show you how to increase both the quality, and quantity of the plants in your garden. The donation is $3, the center is at: 121 Second Street, Oriskany, NY 13424, and can be reached at: (315) 736-3394
Secondly, on October 9th at 6PM, I will be giving a program, about stained glass terrarium construction, planting and care, for the membership of the Norwich Garden Club, at the Methodist Church on S. Broad St, Norwich, NY. Why not plan ahead and become a member, then join us for an interesting evening. For membership information, call Suzanne Thomas at: (607) 336-2852
Find more creativity at www.lostvalleys.com
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