Monday, April 5, 2010

Flowers, Art, Farmers Market, and More!

Connecticut Barns and Farms Their Beauty and Their Bounty, a Middletown Garden Club and Garden Club of America flower show , will be staged at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills on Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16. The April 15 events are for ticket holders only. All of the April 16 events are free and open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The event will be a showcase for area flower arrangers who will interpret original art by area artists. All of the art is barn and farm themed and will be for sale. The Middletown Garden Club has in its membership arrangers who have exhibited all over the country and they will be joined by the best of the state’s other garden clubs. The club is celebrating 95 years of serving the community.

The show is dedicated to reminding us of the challenges facing our farmlands and supporting our rural legacy. With funding from a CT Dept. of Agriculture grant, the club’s conservation committee has produced a dvd about buying locally produced food. The dvd will be made available to schools, libraries and organizations and will be part of an informational exhibit at the show. A Farmers Market of locally grown products will be April 16, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

WNPR’s Faith Middleton, host of The Faith Middleton Show is the Honorary Chair of the show and The Lyman Farm is the Honorary Farm. Call 860 632-0880 for information about the ticketed events. The Barns at Wesleyan Hills are at 616 Long Hill Rd, Middletown.

Contact: Ona McLaughlin 860.349.8415

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