Listen to the landscape before doing a design

Megan Romanoff of Bridgewater, left, took time out from the Mad Gardeners Symposium Saturday, March 2, to peruse the vendor booths. Vincent LaFontan of Mountain View Farm in Kent, right, stocked his booth with maple syrup. Photo by Debra A. Aleksinas

FALLS VILLAGE — There was freshly fallen snow on the ground and a one-hour delay due to slick roads, but that didn’t stop more than 100 amateur and professional gardeners and landscapers from kicking off the gardening season on Saturday, March 2. 

The impetus was the annual Mad Gardeners Symposium held at Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) in Falls Village. This year’s gathering was focused on sustainable approaches to gardening and landscaping.

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