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Garden symposium brings green thumbs to Riverside

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 4:10 p.m. CDT
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Abigayle Mellas, 7, of Oswego, checks on her 5-year-old brother Michael's artwork. FRED (Frederick Law Olmsted in Riverside Education and Design) shares gardening knowledge in classes, tours, and workshops on Saturday.
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Catie (left) and Jennifer Sinn, of Riverside, look at art for sale outside the Riverside Public Library. FRED (Frederick Law Olmsted in Riverside Education and Design) shares gardening knowledge in classes, tours, and workshops on Saturday.
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Holly Machina, of Riverside, talks with landscape designer Matt Fordham as she looks through photos of projects done by Environments Studio in Riverside. FRED (Frederick Law Olmsted in Riverside Education and Design) shares gardening knowledge in classes, tours, and workshops on Saturday.

RIVERSIDE – Gardeners gathered in Riverside Sept. 21 for the Frederick Law Olmsted Riverside Education and Design (FRED) garden symposium, which was at the Riverside Village Hall and the Riverside Public Library.

The event included exhibitor displays, garden artwork, landscape design and flowers to plant.

Sympoium attendees chose among several classes exploring a range of topics within the landscape and gardening oeuvre. The courses were taught by landscapers and gardeners, who used local public areas as instructional space.

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