OWW author to present historic gardening program

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Staff | February 24, 2014

ELKHORN--The Walworth County Historical Society and the Master Gardeners of Walworth County will present a program on historic gardening by author and gardener Marcia Carmichael at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at WCHS Heritage Hall, 103 Rockwell Street, Elkhorn. 

Carmichael is an historic gardener and award-winning author of “Putting Down Roots:  Gardening Insights from Wisconsin's First Settlers.”  She currently works as the historical gardens coordinator at Old World Wisconsin's outdoor history museum in Eagle, and enjoys the research as much as the design, creation and nurturing of the museum's heritage gardens. 

Before joining the Old World Wisconsin staff she owned and operated her own greenhouse and herb business for 25 years.  She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Henry Simons School of Floral Design in Wellesley, Massachusetts. 

The meeting is meant to gather ideas from the community on ways the outdoor garden space at the historical society's Elkhorn location could add community value and encourage young people to get involved.

For more information on the free event, call (262) 723-7848.

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