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The 365-Day Garden: Lecture by Margaret Roach
Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM (EDT)
Copake Falls, NY
Saturday Aug. 20
Church of St. John in the Wilderness,
Copake Falls, NY, 12517
Join Copake Falls resident, garden blogger and author Margaret Roach for an inspiring morning garden lecture to benefit the Friends of Taconic State Park. All proceeds, plus all book-sale profits at the signing afterward, will help to fund Friends' projects.
NOTE: EACH TICKET INCLUDES a $5 COUPON TOWARD THE PRICE OF AN AUTOGRAPHED, PERSONALIZED COPY OF MARGARET'S NEW BOOK, "And I Shall Have Some Peace There," and can be redeemed at the lecture or at Margaret's garden later. Save your ticket to get the $5 credit!
IMPORTANT: There is ONE lecture session--8:30 AM--but THREE ticket options, since the lecture ticket includes entry to the garden afterward. We regret that we cannot accommodate everyone to the garden at once!
The Lecture: "A Garden for 365 Days."
(Yes, it's possible even in our cold climate!)
Expressions commonly heard each September like “the season’s almost over” don’t sit well with Margaret Roach. She has worked for more than 20 years to make her garden in the Hudson Valley–Berkshires area a visual treat every day of the year. In a luscious slide lecture, meet the plants and the philosophy that make it happen, delivered with a dose of “horticultural how-to and woo-woo.”
Margaret, after 15 years at Martha Stewart Living and a decade each at Newsday and The New York Times, now writes the nationally acclaimed blog A Way to Garden (dot com) and is author of the corporate-dropout memoir, “And I Shall Have Some Peace There,” about walking away from “success” for a quieter life lived closer to nature.
This event is part of the day-long celebration of Copake Falls Day; check here for all listings.
When & Where
Friends of Taconic State Park
Friends of Taconic State Park was established in 2008 when park supporters began meeting to discuss how they could help promote historical, educational and recreational activities within the park. In 2010 the Board of Directors, with the blessings of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, unanimously adopted a 20 year plan to preserve and stabilize the Copake Iron Works historic site. The 19th century site is considered by experts to be a unique and important example of 19th century industrial history, the preservation of which should be a top priority. The first phase of this ambitious plan was completed in November 2012 with the construction an open air roof structure over the Copake Iron Works furnace.
In January, Friends of Taconic State Park launched its Copake Iron Works Furnace Stabilization Campaign. The historic furnace is the centerpiece of the Copake Iron Works. Unmatched among similar historic sites for its intact state, it offers a rare and illuminating glimpse into 19th century ironmaking. The group expects to complete the stabilization effort, and its fundraising campaign, by year-end.