Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Trough Planting Demystified

RCGC Director Christine Froehlich has an article in the current issue of Rochester Magazine (May-June 2008) on Betsy Knapp and her incredible hypertufa troughs. Betsy has perfected the art of making these troughs in her own distinctive, immaculately finished style, and sells them on consignment and at Bristol's Garden Center.

Betsy got into trough making to have somewhere to plant the alpine rock garden plants that she has grown to love: "I didn't want one or two, I wanted lots of them." And she has lots of them, planted with everything from alpines to miniature vegetables.

Betsy has a class coming up very soon at RCGC: "Trough Planting Demystified," Saturday May 10 at 10-11:30 am. There is still space in the class; see the Winter-Spring Catalog on our website for more information, and call or email to sign up.

Position Available

Rochester Civic Garden Center
Administrative Coordinator

Part time, 24 hour per week position.
Candidates must have strong computer skills with a financial background and understanding of Quickbooks, Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) and HTML (for website maintenance).
Good interpersonal and organizational skills are desirable. Must have some flexibility to work occasional weekends and evenings for special events.
Send cover letter and resume to: Christine Froehlich at