Garden BookPosted: October 8, 2011
Hello everyone! Big news! Our first project at the McElroy House is going to be a locally-produced book about river valley residents and their gardens. The first edition of the book will feature a handful of gardeners discussing how they learned to garden, what they love to grow, and the role gardening plays in their lives as both individuals and community members.
This first book will be the first volume in what we hope will be a long-running series on gardens and gardeners in the area.
Alert Printing Services (formerly Dardanelle Printers located downtown) will be printing the book and copies will available for a small donation. When the book gets closer to publication we’ll be hosting some community events, but more on that in the near future! Right now we’re shooting to have this first volume of the book ready by early December and have the book available at the downtown Christmas Art Walk.
All proceeds from the book will go toward the creation of the vegetable and memorial flower gardens in front of the Center. All plants for the garden will come from local gardens, so if you have some plants or seeds you want to denote please let us know! We’d love to have some of your plants come to live at the Center’s garden!