SVF Lecture Series
The SVF Lecture Series features topics pertaining to local farming systems, sustainable agriculture and conservation.
These events are free to the public and held at Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Avenue, Newport, RI.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please contact Jill DeLeo at email@example.com or (401) 848-7229 to register.
Mark your calendar:
July 17, 2013 7:00 - 8:00 PM
"The Roses of Yesterday's Gardens"
Presented by Stephen Scanniello
There is nothing more exquisite to watch unfold than a rose; yet even more impressive is to hear the history of roses unfold as told by Rosarian Stephen Scanniello. Join Stephen, as he traces lineage, coincidences, myths, and legends of the world’s most gorgeous flower, a story that even has some roots in Newport and the famed Arthur Curtiss James estate.
Stephen Scanniello is best known as the hands-on gardener who transformed the Cranford Rose Garden of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden into one of the world’s most acclaimed rose gardens. This spring, the Garden Club Of America honored Stephen with the Jane Righter Rose Medal for his efforts in rose preservation and education. Awarded the Great Rosarian of the World in 2009, he currently serves as President of the Heritage Rose Foundation. In 2009, along with the office of the borough president of Manhattan, he created the Heritage Rose District of NYC, the country’s only heritage rose district. An author, lecturer, and consultant, he lives and gardens in Jersey City and Barnegat, New Jersey.
Please check back soon for additional dates and topics to be presented in this ongoing series.