Roger Swain, an internationally recognized figure in the gardening and landscape world, has been announced as the speaker for the Village of Cazenovia Tree Commission’s annual educational seminar on March 24.
Swain, who was the 15-year host of the longest running gardening show, “The Victory Garden,” will give a program titled, “How to Plant a Village.”
Born and raised outside of Boston and a graduate of Harvard College, Swain went on to earn a Ph.D. He was the science editor of Horticulture magazine and author of five books. In addition to “The Victory Garden,” Swain recently co-hosted a program on HGTV, “People, Places and Plants.”
Swain received the Alice Milton Award for design from the Worcester County (MA) Horticulture Society in 2012, the American Horticulture Society Award for writing and the recipient of the Massachusetts Horticulture Society Gold Medal for his “power to inspire others.”
One of those Swain inspired was Cazenovia realtor and tree commission Director Thomas Tait, who is sponsoring Swain’s visit. A longtime fan of “The Victory Garden,” Tait credits Swain and the program for instilling a passion for plants and trees from a young age.
“As we explored options for this year’s program, I decided to think big and immediately thought of Roger. I tracked him down in New Hampshire and invited him to join us in Cazenovia as our speaker,” Tait said.
The tree commission’s educational seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 24, at the Cazenovia Public Library community room. Seating is limited and attendees are invited to arrive early for coffee and light snacks.
For additional information, contact Thomas Tait at 315-657-0473 or email@example.com.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.