Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Garden Tips: Pest in Your Garden

This is the time of year that plant growth slows down with shortening days and pest damage accumulates on your plants. Always check the undersides of the leaves for small insects such as aphids, mites and leafhoppers as these can really stunt a plant. Only treat if the population is hurting the plant as beneficial insects can do a lot to control pest populations. Praying Mantis, Lacewings, and Ladybugs are the Good Bugs that are on your side!

Nellie Gardner joins the IPGF as Resident Garden Authority

Nellie Gardner
IPGF is pleased to announce that Nellie Gardner has joined our team of professionals as our Resident Garden Authority. Nellie is a graduate of Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Science. She is owner and manager of Flower Fields, a reestablished cut flower farm in Spencerport, NY. As a Professional Agricultural Consultant, Nellie consults in speciality garden design including wildflower gardens, perennial, annual and cut flower, educational gardens and children's gardens.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mayer's Lake Ontario Winery is building War of 1812 memorial

Written by Meaghan M. McDermott
Staff writer, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

HAMLIN — Work on the first of two area peace gardens commemorating the War of 1812 moved forward Tuesday with a groundbreaking at Mayer's Lake Ontario Winery.

"This is an important day for Mayer's," said winery owner David Bower Jr. "There is so much history in this area, and people just don't know that much about it."

The Bowers donated 11,500 square feet of land at their Hamlin-Parma Townline Road vineyard and tasting rooms facility to the garden effort. Materials and design were donated by Terry Tree and RM Landscape. Other funds for the project will be raised through donations.

Read more at rochesterdandc.com >>

Thursday, March 17, 2011

War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail wins Garden Tourism Initiative of the Year

The Honorable Peter Kent, Canada’s Minister of the Environment
Paula Savage, President IPGF
Alison Partridge, Horticulture Center of the Pacific
Toronto, Canada . . . March 15, 2011 . . . A new awards ceremony tradition was started today at the closing event of Canada’s Garden Tourism Conference. The Garden Tourism Awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have distinguished themselves in the development and promotion of the garden experience as a tourism attraction.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Plans are underway to prepare for the dedication in Sarajevo

Plans are underway to prepare for the dedication in Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia-Herzegovina. During the dedication of the 2010 International Peace Garden last spring, Mayor Kadir Topbas of Istanbul, Turkey announced the nomination.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Donna Lopez joins the International Peace Garden Foundation as Director of Education

Donna Lopez is the Director of Education for the International Peace Garden Foundation. Donna’s education credentials are extensive. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the Foundations efforts to focus on our international youth education and cultural exchange activities.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Capacity Crowd Attends Fundraiser for War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden (Batavia)

A fundraiser for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden was held last night at Terry Hills. A capacity crowd heard former Batavian Terry Anderson, and the longest held American Hostage talk about the current Middle East Situation.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Conable is first recipient of ‘Friends of Peace’ award | The Daily News Online

Barber B. Conable is recipient of the first ‘‘Batavia Friends of Peace’’ Award, the International Peace Garden Foundation has announced.

Conable, who served 20 years in the United States Congress and was president of the World Bank for six years, will be recognized at the Peace Garden dinner on Friday, Feb. 18 according to IPGF President Paula Savage.

More at The Daily News Online

Friday, January 21, 2011

Terry Anderson to address Peace Garden Kickoff dinner | Buffalo News

BATAVIA—Terry Anderson, a news correspondent held captive in Lebanon for nearly seven years, is returning to his hometown next month to highlight an International Peace Garden Kickoff dinner.

Saturday, January 1, 2011