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Post tomorrow garden club lecture...poetry festival..solarize your property meeting at nature cente
Release Date: March 28, 2017

Missed last weeks info session on solarizing your home? There's another meeting tomorrow!
Solarize Workshop: Wed. March 29, 7:30-9 pm, Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale, NY (off Central Ave.)
The Garden Club of Irvington and
The Garden Club of Dobbs Ferry
an illustrated lecture
by Margaret Roach
7:00 pm, Thursday, March 30
free and open to the public
Estherwood Mansion
The Masters School
49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
No reservations necessary
“Gardening is not my hobby, it is my spiritual practice and
life partner,” says Margaret Roach. After 25 years in the
corporate world as garden editor at Newsday and garden
editor and editorial director at Martha Stewart Living, she
chose a quieter life closer to nature. But she still does
public-radio podcasts, gives tours of her 2.3-acre Hudson
Valley organic garden, where she grows much of her own
food, and hosts the website, “A Way to Garden.”
Margaret will provide insights for making your garden a
visual treat every day of the year.
The lecture will be followed by refreshments and signing
of her books: And I Shall Have Some Peace There and
The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life.
Westchester Poetry Festival
DATE     Saturday, April 08, 2017
TIME      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
WHERE Estherwood Mansion
The Masters School
49 Clinton Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
COST     Free
DESCRIPTION     Mark Doty will deliver the keynote reading during the seventh annual Westchester Poetry Festival, jointly sonsored by The Hudson Valley Writers' Center (www.writerscenter.org) and The Masters School (www.mastersny.org). The Festival also will feature six additional acclaimed poets. The Poetry Festival will open and close with student readings. Admission and parking are free.
Mark Doty is the author of three memoirs: The New York Times-bestselling Dog Years (2007), Firebird (1999), and Heaven’s Coast (1997), as well as a book about craft and criticism, The Art of Description: World Into Word, part of the popular “Art of” series published by Graywolf Press. He is currently at work on a memoir that centers on his poetic relationship with Walt Whitman, entitled What Is the Grass.
Joining Doty are: Joshua Bennett, author of The Sobbing School (2016), a National Poetry Series selection; Tim McGillicuddy, author of four books of poetry, including A Music Box (Shires Press, 2015); Kamilah Aisha Moon, author of She Has a Name (Four Way Books, 2013); Emilia Phillips, author of Groundspeed (2016) and Terese Svoboda’s author of When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley: Selected and New Poems (2015). The poetry of the late Max Ritvo’s Four Reincarnations (Milkweed Editions, 2016) will be read by his mother, Ariella Ritvo-Slifka.

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