Garden Club of Harrington Park Presents The Gardens of New Netherland

New Netherland -- that is what much of the New Jersey area was known as during the 17th and 18th centuries. Guest Speaker Firth Haring Fabend will present "The Gardens of New Netherland", an illustrated program about the Dutch Colonists' gardens at the Garden Club of Harrington Park Meeting, Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Harrington Park Library, 10 Herring Street in Harrington Park, New Jersey.

Firth's power point presentation will study the Dutch Colonists' crop, orchard and kitchen gardens and explore the forerunner of these in the agricultural practices and the courtly gardens of Holland.

Firth Haring Fabend is an independent historian with a Ph.D. in American Studies from New York University. She is a published author of the prize-winning works "A Dutch Family in the Middle Colonies, 1660-1800 and Zion on the Hudson: Dutch New York and New Jersey in the Age of Revivals. Most recently she completed an historical novel, Land So Fair, set in the lower Hudson Valley in the eighteenth century.

Firth, an avid gardener, is a member of The Garden Club of Montclair. All gardeners, active and armchair, from any town, are invited to the Garden Club meetings and events. Refreshments will be served.

For more details or directions, log on to: or call Garden Club President Gerri Gibney at 201-768-2615.