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We have gathered a variety of speakers who will provide expertise in
different gardening-related fields. The series is geared for beginners and
specialists. While the program is free for members of the Friends of Fred Heutte
Foundation, the cost for
non-members is $ 5.00 per person. Some lectures require the pre-payment of
materials fees. All lectures will be held at the center.
LIVING WALLS - A LOOK AT VERTICAL GARDENING
Sunday, January 26th, 2014, 2:00PM
Bill Smoot’s program looks into the new gardening concept of "living walls", or vertical gardening! He has traveled throughout the world visiting vertical gardens and will share his photos with you. Living walls create a lush covering of plants on a vertical plane. Because plants are grown vertically, valuable floor & garden space is saved. Initially started in France as large commercial installations spanning several stories high, they were then adapted for indoor commercial decoration, and now are starting to appear in individual homes and gardens. As with all things new and rare, all are currently on the pricey side – until now! Bill has devised a method of economically fabricating vertical gardens using hardware store materials and other items. Now you can be the envy of all your friends with your own inexpensive vertical garden!
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