Thursday, April 14 @ 7 – 8:30 PM
Sohier Room, Main Library
Join Beverly native Dugie Russell for an illustrated presentation that chronicles the transformation of a barren, gravel lot into his blue ribbon backyard wonderland that includes an expansive raised-bed vegetable garden, perennials enhanced with antique objects, a Beacon Hill inspired patio, a running brook, and a continuous change of color throughout the summer and fall seasons. The presentation includes many helpful gardening tips that Dugie has compiled in his fifty years of horticultural experience, along with a helpful primer on raised-bed gardens, and square-foot gardening for those with small spaces. And of course, Dugie’s trademark wit and sense of humor! A Q & A session is included. Free; adults welcome. No signup needed. Light refreshments.
In addition to his gardening expertise, Dugie Russell is a published photographer, a retired shipwreck diver, a unique craftsman/folk artist, and a wild mushroom expert (mycophagist). He worked for almost thirty years in the Massachusetts court system as both a Deputy Sheriff and a Court Officer. He was also one of the original founders of the Essex County Sheriff’s search and recovery dive team.