FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 2, 2022
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Seasons in the Garden Workshops at Clark Botanic Garden
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead’s Clark Botanic Garden has announced its Seasons in the Garden offering for 2022. Participants are encouraged to sign up for one of many lectures and hands-on demonstrations that are open to the public each month.
Upcoming workshops include:
Sunday, May 15, 2022 - Planting a Bog Garden with Anthony Marinello, principal of Dropseed Native Landscapes and board member of Long Island Native Plant Initiative. This hands-on workshop will allow participants to create a container bog garden using suitable medium and appropriate plants such as purple pitcher plant, Meadow Beauty and Cranberry. (A separate materials fee of $50, made payable to Dropseed Native Landscapes, should be included with registration fee)
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - Planting for Nature with Nassau CCE Master Garden Volunteers, Cheryl Bennett and Nancy Youngfert. Two passionate native plant enthusiasts will explore the types of garden planting and practices that are beneficial to pollinators and other wildlife in your garden.
Sunday, July 17, 2022 - Native Plants in Your Garden Planning with Meagan Fastuca, TNH Environmental Specialist and Rusty Schmidt, landscape ecologist at Waterdrop Design. Meagan recently removed her lawn and replaced it with native plants, with the assistance of Rusty. If you need convincing that a front yard can be both beautiful and beneficial, come to this workshop and consider the option of replacing grass with native plants.
Sunday, August 14, 2022 - Planting a Cutting Garden with Nassau CCE Master Garden Volunteers Susan Dittman and Kathy DiDonato. Susan and Kathy manage the volunteer cutting garden at the CCE Farm in East Meadow and make the natural bouquets and arrangements that are used for events at the farm. They will show you how to use all types of floral material, including grasses and branches to fashion gorgeous and easy bouquets.
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - The Beauty of the Fall Garden with Vinnie Simeone, noted garden writer and lecturer, currently Director of Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park. Vinnie will lead participants around the garden, highlighting the many wonders of the fall garden on Long Island.
All workshops are $10 per person, with proceeds going toward the Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden Inc., which works to help preserve the Clark legacy as a thriving botanic garden for the community.
For more information about the Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden Inc. or to learn more about the upcoming workshops, please visit: www.clarkbotanic.org