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Kutztown celebrates Garden Month


Sunday, May 5, 2013

May Kutztown Garden Month
Come celebrate the start of the growing season and share garden secrets with the Kutztown community.
The Companion Plant, located at 363 East Main Street, is working with local businesses to promote a month of garden-themed events in Kutztown. Kicking off the festivities during First Friday on May 3rd, the Companion Plant hosted guest speaker, Richard Mitchell of Bear Creek Organics speaking about Worm Composting at 6pm while the Kutztown Community Partnership offered fun for the whole family during their First Friday Garden Gnome scavenger hunt.
The gardening celebrations will continue ALL MONTH with different events each week, ending with a farm to table Tapas night at Blair Vineyard.
May Kutztown Garden Month
May 10-11 Rodale Institute—Spring Open House 10-4pm
May 11 KCP—Kutztown Block Party 12-4pm
May 11 Longswamp Township EAC—Rain Garden Workshop 9-2pm
May 12 Mother’s Day Brunch at Blair Vineyard 11-2pm
May 13 PA German Cultural Heritage Center--Glieder Fescht 5:30pm
Keynote Speaker Dr. William Woys Weaver
May 17 Companion Plant—Fertilizing Options 6pm
May 18 Rodale Institute—Backyard Chickens 12-2pm
May 24 Happy Hour & Tapas at Blair Vineyard 5:30-8:30pm
Every Mon/Fri Independent Space—Local Foods Market 11-4pm
The Kutztown Community Partnership is a 501c3 volunteer organization dedicated to strengthening and celebrating downtown Kutztown.
www.keepinitkutztown.edu
The Independent Space is a venue for events, music, and workshops that celebrates the local community and local food. www.theindependentspace.com
The Rodale Institute has a 333-acre farm just outside of Kutztown. They offer guided tours, workshops, and classes that promote healthy living through organic practices. www.rodaleinstitute.org
Blair Vineyard is a family owned and operated winery on Dietrich Valley Road in the rolling hills of the Kutztown countryside. www.blairvineyards.com
Longswamp Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is group of volunteers that advise local planning, land use, conservation and other environmental issues.
www.facebook.com/pages/Longswamp-Township-EAC/129381543796275
The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center of Kutztown University preserves and promotes the Pennsylvania German Culture.
www.kutztown.edu/community/pgchc/index1.htm
The Companion Plant promotes year round organic gardening and is dedicated to making your garden thrive.
www.thecompanionplant.com