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Posted on February 5, 2016

Garden author Kerry Ann Mendez
“The Right Size Garden”Book cover 'The Right Size Garden'
9 a.m. March 4
Convocation Center

Looking forward to spring? The region’s gardeners can get a jump on the season with tips from Kerry Ann Mendez, author of The Right Size Garden, when she holds a lecture and book signing March 4 in the Convocation Center.

The talk is presented by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Fayette County, whose trained volunteers provide sound information to home gardeners.

About the speaker

Kerry Ann Mendez, owner of Perennially Yours, is dedicated to teaching the art of low-maintenance perennial gardening and landscaping. As a garden consultant, designer, author and lecturer, she focuses on time-saving gardening techniques, workhorse plants and sustainable practices.

Mendez’ work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Garden Gate, and Better Homes and Gardens' Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living.

A frequent speaker on gardening topics, she also has been a guest on HGTV. 

Event details

Registration and check-in begins at 9 a.m., with the talk at 10 a.m. Books will be available for purchase, and Mendez will sign purchased copies after her talk.

Admission is $25. Registration is required. Register online at the Extension website.

Visitor parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.

Did you know?

Cal U’s main campus comprises the Arboretum at California University of Pennsylvania, a documented collection of nearly 500 trees and shrubs.

Visitors are welcome to explore the arboretum, which includes a sampling of nearly every tree genus indigenous to Pennsylvania, plus exotic and native American trees. The oldest dates to the early 1800s.

The Arboretum at California University of Pennsylvania is recognized by both the American Horticultural Society and the American Public Gardens Association.

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