Novelist, Former SUNY Oswego Instructor to Offer Tips for Community Gardeners

OSWEGO – The founder of SUNY Oswego’s community garden at Fallbrook Recreation Center will speak March 7 at a free presentation on starting and maintaining a community garden.

Richard Horan, a novelist and former Office of Learning Services writing instructor at the college, will appear at 1 p.m. at the Oswego YMCA Armory, 265 W. First St. in Oswego. There is no preregistration for the public event.

“Rick will talk about his involvement with the community garden at SUNY Oswego at Fallbrook, and will expand on what’s needed for great community involvement,” said Thad Mantaro, assistant director of the sponsoring Office of Business and Community Relations at the college. “Information will be provided on how to become involved with the SUNY Oswego garden, or best practices in starting a garden in another location.”

Horan, who lives and writes in Central New York, is the author of “Life in the Rainbow” and “Goose Music.” His forthcoming novel, called “SEEDS: One Man’s Journey to Find America’s Literary Trees,” is due in 2011 from Harper Collins.