Join us at Keyport Borough Hall for coffee and nibbles at 9:00, presentation at 9:30 am.
Caren White is a Master Gardener and member of the Herb Society of America. She manages an international culinary herb garden in Lambertville for the Herb Society.
She is also a longtime volunteer at Rutgers Gardens where she is the Garden Steward for the herb garden and grows the herbs sold at the popular Spring Flower Fair, an annual fundraiser for Rutgers Gardens. Caren teaches herb classes at Home Gardeners School (sponsored by Rutgers University), the EARTH Center (Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County), and Rutgers Gardens.
We are delighted to welcome Caren to Keyport for Day One of Keyport GardenWalk!
Garden writer and historian Lesley Parness will present "Josephine: The Empress Gardened."
Join us at Keyport Borough Hall for coffee and nibbles at 9:00, and enjoy the presentation at 9:30 am. It's a great way to start Day Two of Keyport GardenWalk!
Lesley Parness has worked in public gardens here in America and abroad for the past four decades. She served as a Board Member of the New Jersey Commission on Environmental Education and the Alliance for NJ Environmental Educators. Lesley is a Founding Member of Garden State Gardens, a non-profit consortium of NJ Public Gardens, of which she was both Vice President and President.
She is the recipient of numerous awards, including State Legislative and County Resolutions, The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum’s Annual & Arbor Day Awards, The Friends of Berry Lane Park Annual Award, and The North Jersey Civil War Roundtable’s Special Achievement Award. Upon her retirement as Superintendent of Horticultural Education at the Morris County Park Commission, where she oversaw programming at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Willowwood Arboretum and the Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center for fifteen years. Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen presented Lesley with an American flag which had flown over the United States Capitol in honor of her achievements in Public Horticulture.
Currently, Lesley is a member of the Herb Society of America, the Council on Botanic and Horticultural Libraries and the Garden Communicators Association. She writes a column for Gardener News Magazine, lectures throughout the Metropolitan area and consults with botanic gardens in the areas of communications and library services.
Keyport Garden Club is thrilled to welcome Lesley Parness to Keyport for Day Two of Keyport GardenWalk!