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May 31, 2006

Garden Festival 2006 at Farmingdale State

On Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11, Farmingdale State University of New York will offer a two-day Garden Festival 2006, a unique opportunity to enjoy the Ornamental Horticulture Teaching Gardens while supporting the academic offerings of the College.

On Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., the public is invited to tour the gardens, to ask questions of experts, to listen to garden and landscape experts, to visit landscape and garden booths, and to buy plants as well as food and arts and crafts. Admission is free.

Over the years, the College has worked closely with the billion dollar horticulture industry. That relationship has resulted in the creation of the Farmingdale Horticulture Committee which has raised funds to provide scholarships, specialized laboratories and, most significantly, internships for students to maintain the College's four-acre Teaching Gardens. The Teaching Gardens provide a living laboratory in which students apply classroom theory to the practical, hands-on aspect of the horticulture industry.

Go into any garden center on Long Island and you will find graduates and students of Farmingdale State University of New York's outstanding Department of Ornamental Horticulture.

For more information about Garden Festival 2006, please visit http://www.FarmingdaleStateGardenFestival.com .