Brown Bag urges: 'think spring'

SYCAMORE – On Thursday, April 4, the Sycamore History Museum will sponsor a “Think Spring!” Brown Bag lunch. Local gardener Deborah Smith will help listeners get ready for spring gardening. Her talk will explore the classes she took at Kishwaukee College, her internship experience in England, and how she applies her knowledge and experience at home in Sycamore. The program will be held at noon at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave., in the Freight Room.

Smith is an avid gardener and former horticulture student at Kishwaukee College who completed a three-month international internship at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London, England, in the spring of 2011. Smith’s presentation regarding her internship at Kew and visits to other spectacular gardens in the area, including Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and Hampton Court, will be accompanied by a slide show featuring many of the plants and gardens she saw during her time in England.

The Brown Bag Lunch program takes place on the first Thursday of every month at noon. The program is free and open to the public, and donations are welcome. Coffee and cookies are provided.