The Higganum Village Farmers’ Market is excited to announce that special guest, Maureen Haseley-Jones, aka “The English Lady,” will appear this Friday, July 16th at 4pm (during the Market hours which run 2:30-5:30pm this week). Local residents and visitors are invited to Market staff on the Higganum Green near the intersection of Route 81, Candlewood Hill Road, and Route 154/Saybrook Road.
Haseley-Jones’ Connecticut-based company works throughout the Northeast creating affordable, natural, organic gardens, and landscapes. Maureen lectures throughout the Nutmeg State on a broad range of landscape design and environmentally-holistic topics. She also writes timely articles for various newspapers and magazines throughout the state, in addition to having her own weekly gardening columns in local newspapers, magazines, and radio programs. Home Living Connecticut Magazine referred to Maureen as “one of Connecticut’s best known Landscape Designers and radio personalities.” The New York Sunday Times said of Maureen that “one of life’s unexpected experiences was discussing manure with an English Baroness,” and Connecticut Magazine found Maureen “anything but tweedy.”
This week, The English Lady treats Higganum Village Farmers’ Market visitors to a hour-long lecture peppered with great gardening advice, funny stories, and a raffle for plant prizes. Have your native plant questions ready and enjoy a pleasant Summer afternoon with the gardening guru whose tagline is, “Healing Our Planet…One Garden at a Time.” For more about The English Lady, visit online: http://theenglishlady.com/blog.
“We are committed to keep our carbon footprint as small as we can in life, home, and garden,” says The English Lady. “We hope to inspire you in some way to improve yourself and your home by taking small steps towards positive change without breaking the bank. Quality does not mean expensive, it means created with thought and pride.”
Market staff encourages visitors to bring cold drinks, sunscreen, lawn chairs or blankets, and – of course – a reusable bag or cooler with ice packs to keep your market finds (and perhaps winning plant prize!) fresh and cool. Guests are invited to stay at the market afterwards for a summertime concert on the Green, beginning at 6pm.
“I’m so pleased that we’re able to offer the opportunity to hear The English Lady,” said Market Project Manager Deb Umba. “She has a delightful sense of humor and she's factual but humorous. You can catch her show on WHCN and on 100.5 WRCH.”
“This is also ‘Around the World on Higganum Green Day’,” reminded Umba. “Join us for a special drumming circle that will entertain and mesmerize.”
A full schedule of special events is listed online at www.HigganumVillageMarket.org.