Monday, October 15 – Wednesday, October 17 – NER Symposium 2012

The Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. is hosting the 2012 NER Symposium at the Providence Marriott, One Orms Street, Providence, Rhode Island on October 15 – 17.  Barbara May is the Design instructor.  Her subject will be Innovative Exhibition Tables, and she will also teach an allied subject Viva La Difference.  Barbara, whose home state is Massachusetts, is a past president of National Garden Clubs, Inc.  David Robson is the Horticulture Instructor.  His subjects will be A Different Take on Collections and Displays, as well as Orchid Plants.  He will also teach So You Think You Know the Handbook?  David has been involved with NGC programs for a long time, and currently is an FSS Accrediting Chairman.  He is an Extension Specialist at the University of Illinois in the Pesticide Safety Education Program.  This is his first visit to New England.

Registrar for the Symposium and the Annual Meeting, which precedes the Symposium, is Vicki Iannuccillo, who may be reached by email at viannucil@aol.com. Symposium Chairman is Sue Redden.