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Rose Garden to be Topic at Conference

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Fox Valley Technical College Horticulture Instructor and Landscape Architect Jim Beard will deliver the keynote address at the annual American Rose Society North Central District conference on August 27 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. This year’s event is being hosted by the Greater Milwaukee Rose Society.

Beard’s address will focus on how to design, build, and maintain a high-level community rose garden, modeled after FVTC’s Hartling Family Rose Garden on the college’s Appleton campus between Entrances 3 and 4. The FVTC garden is maintained by the Fox Valley Rose Society and students in the college’s Horticulture program.

The Hartling Family Rose Garden has emerged as a model site. Its development included the work of students from other FVTC programs as well, including Production Welding (Oshkosh) and Automated Manufacturing Systems, in addition to the utilization of resources from its FAB LAB.

Founded in 1892, the American Rose Society (ARS) is the oldest single plant horticultural society in America. The ARS is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the cultivation and enjoyment of roses. ARS supports its members by providing educational programs, resourceful publications, and continuing research. It has more than 300 affiliated rose societies throughout the United States. The North Central District includes the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

For more information on the Fox Valley Rose Society, call (920) 996-2962.

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The Hartling Family Rose Garden on FVTC's Appleton campus.