Charlie Nardozzi is Named Master of Ceremonies for NYC GROWS Garden Festival

Contact: Rose Getch
National Gardening Association
(800) 538-7476, ext. 129

South Burlington, VT (January 11, 2007) - The National Gardening Association (NGA) is pleased to announce their senior horticulturist and co-spokesperson for National Garden Month? 2007, Charlie Nardozzi, will be the Master of Ceremonies for the NYC GROWS Garden Festival at Union Square Park South Plaza in Manhattan on April 28, 2007. Charlie is a well-known radio and television personality, speaker, and gardening author.

"It will be a wonderful gathering of gardening experts offering their free advice on everything from garden bugs to gardening with kids," says Nardozzi. During the NYC GROWS Garden Festival, Charlie will offer his gardening tips to visitors at Union Square as well. He'll demonstrate the latest designs and techniques for container gardening, showing that anyone can garden anywhere, even in the city.

NYC GROWS Garden Festival 2007 is the second annual all-day garden festival co-presented by the NGA and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, and will be held in Union Square Park South Plaza. The festival will feature free, interactive activities for all ages. Bring your family and friends for fun, informal education, and to find out how you can participate in gardening wherever you live.

Charlie Nardozzi
Charlie Nardozzi has been bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, and the printed word for 20 years. He delights in making gardening information simple, fun, and accessible to everyone. He's the former host of Garden Smart on PBS-TV; has been a guest expert on shows on HGTV, DIY, and the Discovery Channel; and currently hosts the In the Garden radio show in Vermont. Charlie is a former editor of National Gardening magazine. He has written for national magazines such as Organic Gardening, authored Vegetable Gardening For Dummies in 1999, and has contributed to many other Gardening for Dummies titles.

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation manages more than 28,000 acres. New York City also has several national and state parks properties, and more than 1,700 parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities across the five boroughs. Parks properties range from swimming pools to wetlands and from woodlands to skating rinks. Union Square Park covers 3.593 acres and is located at Broadway to 4 Ave, E. 14 St to E. 17 Sts., easily accessible by subway, bus, and foot power.

National Gardening Association
The National Gardening Association (NGA), founded in 1972, is a national nonprofit leader in plant-based education. NGA's mission is to promote school, community, and home gardening as a means to renew and sustain the essential connection between people, plants, and the environment. To fulfill this mission NGA offers publications and programs focused on five core areas: plant-based education, health and wellness, environmental stewardship, community development, and responsible home gardening. For more information, visit

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