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Spencertown Academy – Virtual Garden Lecture w/ Robert Clyde Anderson, Jun 28


Spencertown Academy’s Garden Lecture with Robert Clyde Anderson will take place on Sunday, June 28 via Zoom.

The lecture, ‘Naturalistic Planting on a Domestic Scale’ is an illustrated talk that will focus on practical techniques for creating and managing naturalistic plantings at a size that’s feasible for the home gardener, in terms of both labor and expense. Using part of his own garden as the example, the presenter will share failures and successes in the development, over three seasons, of a wet meadow style planting. Topics addressed will include site selection and preparation, plant material sources, choices and acquisition, installation tips, and seasonal care.

Robert Clyde Anderson found his way to the Hudson Valley after a New York City career in illustration and book design. A native of Louisiana, Robert is a lifelong gardener and has designed and maintained gardens in Columbia County as well as serving as right-hand man for eight years at the former Loomis Creek Nursery in Claverack, NY.

In 2012 Robert was hired to launch the retail division of Pondside Nursery in Hudson NY, a new garden center specializing in standard and unusual perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees as well as select pottery, tools and garden accessories. At Pondside, Robert served as Creative Director and as the buyer for perennials, annuals and hardgoods, and wrote about plants and gardening for the nursery website/newsletter. In 2017 he resigned his position to concentrate on garden design, writing, teaching and public speaking, although he remains associated with Pondside as a consultant and designer.

Robert makes his home in Stuyvesant, NY where he maintains a two acre “laboratory” garden that includes shrub borders, a sunny terraced xeric garden, a shady wooded streamside area, a moist meadow, a kitchen garden and a small flock of chickens.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, June 28, 2020 / 4pm – 5pm


Purchase online at SpencertownAcademy.networkforgood.com

Phone: (518) 392-3693


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Butterfly Lecture at Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Jun 2

“Where Have All the Monarchs Gone and What We Can Do About It?” by Maraleen Manos-Jones.

Environmental activist and master gardener Maraleen Manos-Jones is known as the “Butterfly Woman” as she has been raising, tagging, and releasing butterflies for over forty years. She is the author of The Spirit of Butterflies: Myth, Magic & Art, published by Harry Abrams. Manos-Jones was the first non-native woman to find the monarchs’ overwintering habitats in Mexico in 1977 after a two month search in the mountains, and she has returned to Mexico ever since working with the mountain people, helping to plant over six million trees around the monarch sanctuaries. She will share up-to-date information about the challenges the monarchs face and what concerned people living in the United States can do to help protect them.

“Maraleen is a great, impassioned, enthusiastic speaker, with fabulous stories and slides,” says Vivian Wachsberger, co-chair of Hidden Gardens. “The talk will be informative, educational, and entertaining.”

Saturday, June 2 2018, at 10:30am

$15/advance $20/day of
Visit https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=2a0e7f to purchase tickets in advance

Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 NY-203
Spencertown, NY



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