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Osher Organic Gardening Program

On Tuesday Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Nolin Murray Center next to St. Mary's Catholic Church on Pleasant St. in Springfield, Vermont, Henry Homeyer will present the Osher Lifelong Learning program titled, "An Organic Gardener Looks Forward to Spring."

Homeyer, a freelance author of gardening books who also writes helpful gardening columns in several New England papers, including the Valley News, is a University of New Hampshire Master Gardener. He invites the public to arrive with all types of gardening questions for him and will discuss all aspects of gardening from pruning fruit trees to starting artichoke seeds in your cellar.

He is known as "The Gardening Guy." His website and his books such as "Notes From the Garden" and a "Gardening Companion" give reflections on gardening and all sorts of insider tips.

This program will provide the audience with a great way to get out of the "winter doldrums" and build up anticipation for the hopeful and productive sunny spring and summer ahead!

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, affiliated with the University of Vermont, is a local membership program geared towards seniors 50 years and older who want to engage in meaningful learning, "just for the fun of it!"

Membership is $40 for the semester which includes nine programs and admittance to the other seven Osher Vermont Institutes..

Non-members are encouraged and welcome to attend individual lectures for a single program fee of $8. Scholarship help is available.

Local benefactors for the entire semester programs are Barbara and Robert Sanderson.

For a complete brochure listing, you can call the phone message machine 885-8390 **8550.

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