TIME TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR OUR ANNUAL ROSEFEST!
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 9 am – 3 pm
HAMILTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
2003 PLEASANT STREET, NOBLESVILLE, IN
FREE / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Whether you are just getting started with roses or have been growing for years, this is a day of rosy fun, information and inspiration!
- SPEAKERS (See below)
- HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS
- ROSE SHOW DISPLAY
- TOUR HCMGA ROSE GARDEN
- ROSES & ROSE RELATED PRODUCTS
Qualified for Master Garden education hours and Consulting Rosarian credit.
We are happy to announce that Rose Preservationist, CONNIE HILKER, will be our Main Speaker for Rosefest and will lead a workshop on propagation.
Connie Hilker chairs the Heritage and Preservation Committee of the American Rose Society. A lifelong gardener with over 600 varieties of roses in her personal collection, she manages the documentation, preservation, and restoration of the historic rose collection at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, and is the rose consultant at the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants at Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia. Connie is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Rose Foundation, and Old Garden Rose Chair for the American Rose Society Colonial District. She can often be found collecting roses from cemeteries and old home sites, teaching classes on rose history, care, and propagation, or tending to the roses in her garden.
Connie’s overall message is that ‘roses are not rocket science’ and she strives to show that anyone with a basic knowledge of gardening can choose appropriate roses and grow them well.
BACKYARD COMPOSTING: ANDREW FRITZ
Andrew Fritz is the Urban Agriculture Conservationist for the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. Andrew provides technical assistance to small farmers, backyard gardeners, and community gardens to help protect soil and water health issues, pest management, and more. Andrew’s position with the SWCD also helps to develop initiatives to address food insecurity in Hamilton County. Andrew has an educational background in geography, geology, and telecommunications with a graduate degree in landscape architecture. Among all things in the garden and in life, the process of decomposition is his favorite.
10 EASY BREEZY ROSES: TERESA BYINGTON
Teresa loves to dig in the dirt and gets plenty of opportunities to do just that as she cares for her large cottage garden that consists of about 200 roses and a host of their companions. She is a master gardener and a member of the Indianapolis Rose Society where she serves as President. Teresa is also a member of the American Rose Society where she currently serves as editor of the ARS newsletter, Roses & You and as Director of the Illinois & Indiana District. In addition, she serves as a juror at the Biltmore International Rose Trials and co-host of the Rose Chat Podcast.