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Thursday, June 30

2 p.m. College Union

Master Gardener guru Ricky Kemery

keynotes Manchester College event

“Plant Medic” Ricky Kemery will share gardening tips and advice for a Thursday, June 30 gathering of Manchester Ladies Connect at Manchester College.

As horticulture educator for the Allen County Extension Service of Purdue University, Kemery leads a multi-county team of volunteer Master Gardeners in fielding 5,000 gardening calls annually. He is the 2005 Purdue Master Gardener Coordinator of the Year, with degrees in landscape and ornamental horticulture. He helps diagnose plant disease and insect woes using more than 1,000 samples of trees, flowers and shrubs at the Extension office in Fort Wayne.

All community members are invited to “Spotlight on Gardening,” which begins at 2 p.m. in the upper College Union on the North Manchester campus. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are necessary: 982-5223 or 888-257-2586 or A $5 fee is payable at the door.

June 2011

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