Coshocton is Blooming and Clary Gardens to host spring symposium

| March 19, 2016

COSHOCTON – Coshocton is Blooming is an organization of citizens who promote “Planting Pride in our Community.” For the past several years the CIB has been able to provide planters and flowers along Main Street through donations of individuals and businesses. Recently planters were added around the court house and in front of businesses. The group has also implemented the Garden Recognition Program in neighborhoods. The city’s tree commission was formed through efforts of a few CIB committee members, and dead trees are being removed for safety concerns.

CIB is striving to improve the overall impression that visitors get when they visit Coshocton. It is known that a community that shows pride in itself makes a positive impact on the lives of its residents and those who visit. To help citizens of Coshocton understand the importance of planting pride, Coshocton is Blooming and Clary Gardens are hosting a pubic symposium on Saturday, April 30 at Frontier Power. This all day event will highlight America in Bloom and review the evaluation from the visit of the America in Bloom judges in 2014. The six categories in the AIB competition will be discussed through CIB committee members and guest speakers.

The doors for the symposium open 8 a.m. Bill Hahn, one of Coshocton’s America in Bloom Judges and the arborist for the city of Akron, is the morning keynote speaker. Doug Parkinson is the afternoon speaker. He is a representative of Proven Winners, a company that provides flower seeds to greenhouse growers. The six AIB categories and presenters are: Urban Forestry – Deb Wallace and Steve Fox;  Landscaped Areas – Jandi Adams and Tracey Wiseman; Environmental Efforts – Tom Heading and Jeff Wherley; Floral Displays – Deb Gaumer and Tim France; Heritage Preservation – Connie Miller and Ken Smailes; and Overall Impressions – David Baker and Mayor Steve Mercer. The symposium will end at 4 p.m. with a recap of what is next for Coshocton.

This spring symposium will take place at the Frontier Power Community Room on April 30 with doors opening at 8 a.m. The cost is $30 per person which includes morning and afternoon breaks as well as a catered lunch. Space is limited for the symposium and the registration deadline is Monday, April 25. For more information call Clary Gardens at 740-622-6524. Coshocton is Blooming is a non-profit (501C3) organization.

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