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 to support cultural, recreational and educational activities within the park. The group offers outdoor events throughout the year, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects including the history of the Copake Iron Works, a historic site within the park.
Among other projects, the Friends recently completed the stabilization and preservation of the site's historic blast furnace. Unique for its intact state, the furnace offers a rare and illuminating glimpse into 19th century iron making. Proceeds from today’s event will continue restoration work.
Special thanks and gratitude are extended to Margaret Roach for her abiding support of and commitment to our efforts.