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Monday, April 20, 2015

Plainfield Garden Club celebrates Earth Day Wednesday

2015 marks the club's 100th year.

Earth Day will be marked by the Plainfield Garden Club with a free event Wednesday evening (April 22) at the Plainfield Public Library.

The club has invited experts to discuss three topics of interest to those who garden -- Why choose a rain garden? How are pollinators important in my yard? and Why are native plants helpful to the environment?

2015 marks the 100th anniversary year of the Plainfield Garden Club (visit their website here). Most of us are familiar with the club for its care of the Shakespeare Garden at Cedar Brook Park, which they have been tending for nearly 80 years.

But the group has also worked with the school district and residents over the years, helping to develop community gardens and an attractive pocket garden at Plainfield High School.

Wednesday's event begins with light refreshments at 6:30 PM on the Library's lower level. The program gets under way at 7:00 PM in the Anne Louise Davis Meeting Room.

Come early so you can browse the club's rain garden exhibit in the lobby of the main floor.

The Plainfield Public Library is at Park Avenue and West 8th Street and is an accessible facility. Parking is available in the 8th and 9th Street lots. For more information about library hours and programs, visit the library's website at

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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