Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Open Gardens this weekend and more

Saturday, May 16: 2:00-5:00 PM (except Pat's) An Open Garden tour sponsored by the Cornucopia Network of NJ: Pat Kenschaft, 56 Gordonhurst Ave. 2:00 - 4:00 PM (last tour begins at 3:30) Displays in front yard will continue until 5:00 PM;Bob McLean, 51 Gordonhurst Avenue;Grace Grund, 3 Dodd Street (8 blocks away) She also raises chickens and will host a meeting at 5:00 PM for current and prospective chicken raisers.Kevin Fried, 19 Dodd Street (3 houses down);Anne Sailer, 223 Valley Road;Jose German and Dave Wasmuth, 69 Grove Street;Judy Hinds, 156 Rhoda Avenue, Nutley;Lulu Hicks, 32 Smith Street, Bloomfield (first year garden)
May 17, Sunday 2:00-5:00 PM (except Pat's): Pat Kenschaft, 56 Gordonhurst Ave. 2:00 - 4:00 PM (last tour begins at 3:30) Displays in front yard continue until 5:00 PM);Bob McLean, 51 Gordonhurst Avenue.;Scott Seale, 280 Upper Mountain Avenue (first year, front yard garden);Mary Szumski, 166 Alexander Ave. (first year garden);Necole Fabris, 8 Prospect Place, West Orange
May 19, 7:30: Gray Russell, the Environmental Affairs Coordinator of Montclair, and expert on global warming, will give a talk at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation on the environmental impact of coal mining and coal power plants.
June 6: Montclair's farmers' market begins for the season.
June 13: Montclair EcoFair: BlueWaveNJ and the Ecocrew (an amazing group of kids from MHS) aresponsoring our 3rd Annual ECOFAIR IN MONTCLAIR - How To Save The Planet in Your Own Backyard. It will be held Saturday, June 13th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at Edgemont Park. We are looking for ecofriendly vendors,organizations and artists that may want to bring their wares and information to the Montclair community. There is a $35.00 erase your carbon footprint fee unless you are not for profit. We get a wonderful turn out - last year we had over 300 people before the rains came half way through! We have local student and parent bands, environmental speakers, and lots of games for tots and kids. This year we are hoping to find some finger food and drink/ices vendors aswell - as long as you don't need electricity! Please contact Claire Ciliotta at ccili@verizon.net.
June 20: Brookdale Park Rose Garden - Half a Century Celebration - 11am-4pm Come join The Essex County Master Gardeners and Essex County Parks and Recreation Department to celebrate the rose garden's 50 years of existence. The garden is on the right side as you enter the park via Grove St, Montclair. The parks department will provide refreshments and music. To sponsor a rose bed or to make a donation,

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