Tyler Intern and GC members

Tyler intern, Ted Cavey, is welcomed to Annual Greens Sale by The Country Gardeners of Lima (l-r): Pat Neff, club president; Pat Turner, awards chair; and Jeanette Burke, Greens Sale chair.

The Country Gardeners of Lima recently met with Ted Cavey to present a scholarship award to sponsor his internship at Tyler Arboretum. After volunteering at Tyler for several seasons, Cavey, a Westtown resident, changed careers from business into a field he loves – horticulture. During his Tyler internship, he gained hands-on, paid experience caring for horticultural collections. He participated in projects such as invasive plant removal, trail maintenance and Tyler’s restoration of the Pink Hill serpentine barren ecosystem. He also attended educational sessions by prominent horticultural experts.

As a non-profit organization dedicated to horticulture, education and civic involvement, the Country Gardeners Club is pleased to continue its long tradition of financially sponsoring Tyler’s intern scholarship program. “Looking ahead my work as a Tyler intern will be very helpful in qualifying me to apply for The Longwood Gardener Program,” Cavey explained. “I really appreciate the Country Gardeners’ mission and generosity; they’re a great bunch of folks,” he added.

The Country Gardeners is a non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate the love and knowledge of gardening among amateurs, to aid in the protection of native trees, plants birds and wildlife, and to assist in good civic planning. Proceeds from the annual Greens Sale and other fundraisers enable the Country Gardeners to support many local groups in our community, including:

  • Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
  • Garrett Williamson 4-H Farm
  • Girl Scouts
  • I Can – I Will, Chester Youth Gardening Program
  • Tyler Arboretum – General Fund
  • Tyler Arboretum – Student Intern Sponsorship

Please visit the Country Gardeners’ Facebook page or contact the group for additional information at countrygardenersoflima@gmail.com. For press inquiries, contact:  Carolyn Habbersett (610) 459-1763; habberpa@verizon.net.

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