Sustainable Gardening Event to Be Held at Farmingdale State College

'Waste Not, Want Not' scheduled for April 12 at the college's Teaching Gardens and Greenhouse.

Green advocates, take note: On Saturday, April 12, Farmingdale State College’s Department of Urban Horticulture and Design will host “Waste Not Want Not.”  

This educational day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the college’s Teaching Gardens and Greenhouse, adjacent to the Smith Street/Rt. 110 campus entrance. 

The suggested admission fee is $10, which supports the college’s sustainable garden

The event offers discussions on repurposing, rainwater and alternate water reuse, sustainable garden methods and more. The day concludes with a plant auction.

The Field Day will also feature a Community Supported Agriculture Fair (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.), which includes garden tours, plants for sale, a variety of vendors, and local food. There is no admission fee for this section of the Field Day.

Speakers will include

  • Vincent Simeone, Director of Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay, NY
  • Lucie Searle, Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the Providence Preservation Society, Providence, RI, and real estate developer coordinator, AS220, Providence, RI
  • Richard Arnedos, Landscape Architect, Nassau County Park Department, and Adjunct Professor, Farmingdale State College
  • Michael Veracka, Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Horticulture and Design, Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State has a history rich in horticulture, with its program dating back  to the founding of the institution as an agriculture school more than 100 years ago. 

For more information, contact Michael Veracka, MLA, Department Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Horticulture and Design, Farmingdale State College, (631) 420-2113, or visit www.farmingdale.edu/horticulture.




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