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13th Garden Expo Returns

Feb 18, 2011 03:45PM

After a harsh winter, the Garden Expo will be back for its 13th year on March 19 and 20 at Fairfield Ludlowe High School in Fairfield. This expo, herald of spring since 1999, features over 90 exhibitors of home and garden products and carefully selected specialty items. There will be solutions for the homeowner and gardener as well as lectures and demonstrations on products and subjects that will help attendees prepare for a fabulous spring and summer. Wayne Demoranville, chainsaw carving artist, will be carving and speaking about his craft. The Garden Expo’s sponsor, REI in Norwalk, will be demonstrating and displaying various rain gear apparel. All proceeds from the Garden Expo directly fund River-Lab an environmental education program developed by the Mill River Wetland Committee, Inc (MWRC) over 40 years ago. This program is a unique environmental field study program for grades 3 through 6 in all Fairfield public schools. Over 160 volunteers guide over 3,500 through 650 field study trips annually.

The Garden Expo’s hours on Saturday, March 19 are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, March 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fairfield Ludlowe High School is at 785 Unquowa Road, Fairfield. Admission is $8, $5 for seniors and children. Visit TheGardenExpo.com to print coupon for $1 off admission. For more information about MWRC and River-Lab, visit River-Lab.com.

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