Of Plants & Presidents: The White House Gardens Through the Years-presented by Jessica Damiano via Zoom

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  Age Groups Adults
  Location Main Library


Join us at the McConnelsville library or from your home as Jessica Damiano presents via Zoom.

Call 740-962-2533 to register, Email address is needed to attend from home.

History & Horticulture: Of Plants & Presidents-Which president lied to his wife to prevent her from planting vegetables at the White House? Which first lady misappropriated funds from the gardener's budget to pay for fine china? And which administration brought sheep onto the grounds in order to save on mowing expenses? Join AP gardening columnist Jessica Damiano on an eye-opening and inspiring  historical tour of the White House gardens, from the founding of our nation to the present day.


Jessica Damiano's Bio- As a gardening columnist for the Associated Press, you might say Jessica Damiano is America's gardening expert, as he weekly column is distributed to 1,700 newspapers and 6,000 television and radio stations around the county and world. Formerly Newsday's Garden Detective columnist, Jessica is also an accomplished public speaker, gardening coach, Cornell-trained master gardener, multiple-award-winning journalist and author of the award-winning The Weekly Dirt newsletter. And she presented nearly 500 programs to libraries, garden clubs, universities, cooperative extensions and other organizations around the US and internationally since 2020. Jessica lives on the North Shore of Long Island, NY, with her dog and a whole bunch of perennials, vegetable plants and weeds.