PARIS – Gardeners are invited to share favored perennials with friends at the sixth annual Great Divide Harvest Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the McLaughlin Foundation garden 97 Main St.

Perennial divisions should be labeled for the swap, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A farmer’s market will run all day.

McLaughlin Foundation staff will offer two autumn workshops during the day. A herbal wreath workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon with Michael Desplaines. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. A spring bulb workshop will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. with Kristin Perry. Cost is $5 and $10.

Preregistration for the herbal wreath class and bulb class is required. A local band named Swamp Donkey will perform folk music from 9 a.m. to noon. Oct. 2 will also be the final day of the season for the McLaughlin Foundation’s Garden Cafe. Chef Jason Robinson has promised a menu to highlight the autumn harvest. The Garden Gift Shop will be open. Admission to the Great Divide is free. More information may be obtained on the Internet at www.mclaughlingarden.org.


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