By Patti Linn, Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing Site Manager
We invite all garden and outdoor enthusiasts to get involved in the brand new Riverside Garden Club. Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, a 300-acre historic Metro Parks property–right on the banks of the beautiful Ohio River–will be the regular meeting site for club. Membership in the Riverside Garden Club is open and no dues are required. The group will focus on gardening education for its members and visitors to Riverside. It will also provide opportunities for people to get involved in fun, worthwhile projects that will improve the landscape and general condition of green space at the site—all in support of Riverside’s overall mission.
Riverside has three existing garden sites. There is a kitchen garden located near the centerpiece of the property, the historic Farnsley-Moremen House (built circa 1837). The kitchen garden serves as an important part of Riverside’s historic interpretation. It is in the same location where the Moremen family (the second major owner’s of the house) had their kitchen garden for nearly 126 years! We try to grow the same types of vegetables, herbs and flowers that were grown there in the 19th century. The Jeanne Montgomery Garden is maintained as a quiet, beautiful retreat near the entrance of the Riverside Visitors Center. The Jefferson County Extension Office also runs a Community Garden Site at Riverside. Anyone who needs additional space for a vegetable garden can contact the agency to reserve a space. Please plan to attend the first meeting of the Riverside Garden Club on Saturday, March 13 at 10 a.m. at the Riverside Visitors Center.
The monthly general meetings will be held on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. If you would like more information, call Riverside at 502/935-6809 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website is: www.riverside-landing.org.