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Flower Fiesta / Monica Rude & Frances Trotta

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We hope that you’ll join us for the Summer Garden Flower Fiesta at the Silver City Farmers’ Market on Saturday 24 August 2013 from 9am – Noon.

You are invited to pick and artfully arrange a bouquet from your – or a willing neighbor’s – garden and donate the bouquet and vase/container to the Flower Fiesta to be placed in a silent auction and have it among those voted on as The People’s Choice.  The top three vote getters will be awarded an assortment of lovely prizes.

There will also be Mini-Gardening Classes on a range of flower and garden related topics throughout the event as well as continuous kids activities.  More details are here.

We would also like to share with you an interview with Frances Trotta conducted by Monica Rude.  Frances is the “force of nature” behind the lavender median located on 10th Street between Santa Rita and Grant – one block north of College Avenue.

Monica and Frances Trotta discuss how she became interested in lavender & eventually initiated the creation of the lavender median in Silver City.  Frances will teach a mini-class on lavender cultivation at the Flower Fiesta at 10:30am – don’t be late!

Frances also appeals for a “Lavender Dream Team” of volunteers to help maintain the now “aging” lavender median in exchange for access to the lavender harvest & gaining experience growing lavender.

Contact Frances for more information at 388.8780 or

Monica’s interview with Frances will be broadcast

  • Thursday 22 & Friday 23 August at 12:15 pm and 6:15 pm
    Following Community Calendar
  • Saturday 24 August at 7:45 am
    Preceding Just Plain Folks but if you’re not able to catch the show at one of these times, the podcast is available at your convenience –
    Flower Fiesta / Monica Rude & Frances Trotta

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