Harrisburg – The Governor’s Residence gardens
opened to the public today for the “Good Gardening, Great Health” garden
tour. The event was part of the free, monthly “Second Sunday” series
scheduled throughout the summer.
Gardening, Great Health” highlighted the latest trends in gardening, including super-foods and herbs, and showcased
the health benefits of using fresh, local produce. Gardening and
nutrition experts, as well as local growers were on hand to offer tips and
“As an avid
gardener, I am excited to feature a program that is focused on the many
physical and mental benefits of gardening,” said First Lady Susan
Corbett. “It is my hope that visitors are inspired to plant their own
gardens or to buy produce locally, which supports growers right here in
Residence Chef Barry Crumlich and WHP 580 host RJ Harris offered culinary
demonstrations and visitors had an opportunity to sample healthy recipes
throughout the afternoon.
organizations included Buona Foods, Inc.; D&S Produce; Giant Food Stores;
Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture – PA
Preferred™; and Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Dauphin County.
Sunday through September, visitors are invited to explore the Governor’s
Residence gardens from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each event will highlight a
specific theme and feature outdoor, family-friendly activities.
information, visit www.pa.gov/firstlady
or contact the First Lady’s Office at 717-787-1965.
Mostek, First Lady’s Office; 717-787-1965 or 717-884-6881 (cell)
The dates and themes of the upcoming “Second Sunday” events are as follows:
- Aug. 10: Creatures of the
- Sept. 14: Gallery Walk and
Artist-led Canvas Painting