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First Program of 2024

Geothe's illustraton of the color wheel from his 1,400-page treatise on the theory of color, published in 1810. "Color is the speech of the soul of Nature," he wrote.

Don’t be discouraged by the gloomy weather; the Garden Club will be meeting this month even if there are no competitions!  Come to B’nai Keshet on Monday, January 22, as early as 12:30 for a vibrant presentation by Kelley Forsyth on Color, Color Perception, and Colorful Plants for the Garden


Our brief general meeting will begin at 1PM, followed by Kelley’s lecture on color, which will offer a deeper understanding of color perception and enhance the gardener’s ability to create vibrant outdoors spaces through the seasons. The presentation will include a visual tour of Kelley’s favorite colorful shrubs and perennials.


Kelley Forsyth studied landscape design at the New York Botanical Garden. In January of 2021 she earned her master’s degree in landscape architecture from Rutgers University. She wrote her thesis on the importance of flowers and color in public spaces, entitled “Where have all the flowers gone?” She has gardened professionally for more than 20 years, designing, and installing hundreds of gardens. After running her own business, Kelley Garden Design, she welcomed the opportunity to work with a broader canvas at Newark’s historic Branch Brook Park, where she currently serves as the horticulturist for the park.


There will be raffles, so please bring cash to purchase your tickets.




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