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Create A Fairy Garden at Merryspring

Photo by Becca Taylor
Photo by Becca Taylor
Posted July 06, 2012, at 12:13 p.m.

Humans aren’t the only ones who like gardens! Children and families are invited to join local author and librarian Liza Gardner Walsh in creating one-of-a-kind fairy container gardens at Merryspring Nature Center. The workshop will take place on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. outside at the Hexagon.

With some seeds, soil, and a little imagination, kids young and old can create miniature gardens perfect for attracting fairies. Guests will work with Liza in building their own miniature container gardens perfect for capturing the imaginations of young children. Supplies will be provided and will include herbs grown in Merryspring’s greenhouse. At the end of the workshop each participant will take home his or her truly unique creation. With permission, photos taken during this event may be used to illustrate a new book on fairy gardens currently being written by Walsh.

Liza Gardner Walsh is an author and educator from Camden. She currently serves as Youth Services Librarian at the Rockport Public Library. In her past, Liza has been a high school English teacher, a writing tutor, and a museum educator. She holds an MLA in writing from Vermont College. She is the author of the Fairy House Handbook and has built homes for many mythical creatures.

The cost of this workshop is $15 for non-members with a discounted rate of $10 for Merryspring members. Due to limited materials, this event requires pre-registration and spots are limited to 15 people. To sign up, interested participants should contact Merryspring by phone at 236-2239 or by email at info@merryspring.org.

Merryspring is a member-supported, non-profit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just of Rt. 1 by the Hannaford shopping plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239 or visit the website at www.merryspring.org

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