Noelle Clark Akin is the Director of Communications and Education at Petitti Garden Center. She has twelve years in the Green Industry, and has instructed and assisted gardeners all over Northeast Ohio through her work in Petitti Garden Center’s retail stores. Outside speaking engagements and filling in for Angelo Petitti in his absence on his NewsNet5 television segments and weekly WTAM radio show, has made Noelle an expert in her field.

Noelle’s program will be at the Portage County Gardeners’ Center 5154 S. Prospect St. Ravenna, Ohio (Rootstown area) on June 17 at 1p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Her topic–The Junk Garden — is more recently called The “Up-cycled” Garden… It is using recycled or repurposed materials in the garden for containers, focal points, garden art, etc. A purely visual inspiration session may spark your gardening spirit in trying something new, meanwhile helping the environment.

Lunch at noon by reservation only for non- members is at a cost of $7.00. Make your checks or money orders payable to the Portage County Gardener’s and mail it to Marilyn Tyger 2306 Mahoning Rd. Deerfield, Oh 44411. For members lunch is as usual. Membership information is available by calling Diane Jendrasik 330-923-0570.