Old Economy Village In Ambridge is one of my favorite places. Dean Sylvester is the historic horticulturalist for the village who's created formal flower gardens and vegetable gardens that will blow you away.
He's just one of the faculty for the annual Spring Garden Workshop on Saturday April 14th, 2012 and the line up looks awesome:
Keith Kaiser -Prior to LaFrance- Old Garden Roses. Keith is the Director of
Horticulture from Mill Creek Metro Parks in Mahoning County, Ohio. Mill Creek Parks offers 4,400 acres of diverse countryside and enjoyment for all ages. Included in the acreage, is a magnificent
formal garden, an Historic Grist Mill, many natural habitats with abundant wildlife and a 400 acre working farm. Keith works tirelessly maintaining the many attractions.
Dean Sylvester -Vegetable Gardening, Pruning and Rejuvenating Shrubbery
As our Historic Horticulturist of Old Economy Village Dean has worked at Old Economy Village since
volunteering as a youth with his brother and parents. Dean, along with a few volunteers, works to
maintain the historic gardens and grounds at Old Economy Village.
Missy Marshall, ASLA -Recommended Garden Road Trips for Fun and Education
Partner and Owner of MTR Landscape Architects, LLC, an award winning design firm that specializes in master planning and garden design for public gardens, parks, campuses, and private landscapes across the country. A few places where projects began include: Fallingwater, Missouri Botanical Garden,
Holden Arboretum in Cleveland, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden Master Plan, Phase One Garden.
Dana Atwood -Shade Gardening from the Ground Up!
Dana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comparative Literature, a Master of Science in Molecular Biol-ogy and has been the Executive Director of Goodell Gardens & Homestead for seven years, during which time the organization has progressed from mere ideological intention to a self-sustaning-501(c)3.
Registration closes April 6, 2012 and costs $70 Member of Old Economy Village or $75 Non-member of Old Economy Village which includes lunch. Call 724-266-4500 x101 to learn more or click here for more information and to register.
Here's a video I produced about Old Economy-