Edgewood Communities to Host Seminar on Garden Art and Design

-by Patricia Eckwahl

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (March 30, 2016) -- Do you enjoy gardens that have hidden treasures collected from friends, family and garage sales? Are items that are funky, fun and creative, a part of your garden landscape?

Edgewood Communities is hosting a free Best of Times seminar entitled “Garden Art, From Rust to Riches” to be held on Thursday, April 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Lutheran Chapel at 715 Falconer Street, Jamestown. Please reserve a seat by calling 720-9122.

Patty Eckwahl, director of marketing for Lutheran and a Master Gardener will present a lively program on enhancing gardens with clever garden art, while focused on the principles of good design. “Garden art is not unlike decorating our homes,” Eckwahl said. “My personal garden style is rustic – the rustier the better! Each of us has a unique style and personal preferences. Using photos and storytelling, I’ll present the key principles of good design that can be incorporated into any garden style.”

In addition, the Chautauqua County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will have interesting garden art items for sale at reasonable prices. “This will be a fun evening,” said Betty Barnes, Master Gardener and coordinator of the sale table. “We’ve combined education with shopping! And, all the proceeds will help us continue our mission of educating the community on all aspects of gardening.”

Master Gardener volunteers are a key link to helping Cornell Cooperative Extension accomplish its mission - to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work - by providing horticultural programs and resources that will educate home gardeners, youth, community gardeners, consumers of horticultural products, and neighbors teaching neighbors.

The Best of Times Seminar Series was honored by both the state and the national LeadingAge associations with the “Innovation of the Year” and “Public Trust” awards. The seminar program is recognized for bringing education to the community on ways to plan well to age well.

Edgewood Communities is located on the Lutheran Campus off Falconer Street in Jamestown. Residents are age 55 years and older. They enjoy independent living in a fun and zestful community. Units include one and two bedroom apartments, duplex homes and the new Smartment® Building. For more information about the seminar or Lutheran Housing, call Eckwahl at 720-9122 or log onto www.lutheran-jamestown.org/senior-housing.

The Master Gardener Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.


Lucia Conti
Association Administrative Assistant
716-664-9502 ext. 209

Last updated April 4, 2016