BORROR is proud to present the Friends of Goodale Parks Walks and Talks series.
All tours begin at 6:30 pm with a 30-minute walk, followed at 7:00 pm by a 60-minute talk (45-minute presentation followed by questions) in the Caretaker’s Residence. The two tree tours will be all walking tours beginning at 6:30 pm. Guests are asked to meet at the northwest entrance of the Caretaker’s Residence, in the center of Goodale Park.
JULY 26: Summer Tree Tour
What’s the deal with Goodale’s trees? Why do we post about them so much? It’s because we have a great collection of trees that we’re really proud of! Want to learn more? Join board member and arborist Rick Frantz as he shares interesting facts about some of the park’s trees. Historical notes, medicinal uses and peculiarities will be noted so there’s something for everyone. The only thing you’ll need to know prior is that you have an appreciation for trees!
Rick Frantz, GIS Analyst, City of Dublin, Friends of Goodale Park Trustee and Arborist
Rick Frantz graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Natural Resources, majoring in Urban Forestry. He has worked in Geographical Information Systems for City of Dublin, and has served as part-time City Forester for City of Powell, for the past 10 years. Rick has recently worked with Greenlawn Cemetery to catalog and map over 3,000 trees, creating a user-friendly tree inventory for the organization. Rick has served as a Friends of Goodale Park Trustee and volunteer arborist since 2004. In his spare time, Rick is an avid marathoner, having completed over 14 marathons!
AUGUST 9: Vertical Gardens: A plant craft experience
You will learn Vertical Gardening 101 as well as get your hands dirty with a friend or spouse, while you build your very own vertical garden frame to take home. It’s a 4 hand project, so be sure to not come alone (we’ll pair folks up if you come alone).
Michael Creath owns a landscape design company. But that’s about the end of the similarities between his work and that of your typical gardening team. The designer, who graduated from Columbus State Community College in 2006, launched his own business, Creath Landscape Design, about three years ago after working for a handful of local landscapers. Evident as soon as you enter his studio, succulents are the stars of his show.
“I have a fresh take on the plantscape design industry and a lot of creative ideas that people aren’t really doing,” Creath says. And it’s succulents that give him the creative opportunities he seeks.
OCTOBER 18: Autumn Tree Tour
There’s no better time for trees than the fall!
(OK, maybe when the magnolias are in bloom, that’s better, but autumn is a solid second!)
Board member and arborist Rick Frantz is back with a brand-new tree tour filled with fall and folklore. Join us for a wonderful walk in Goodale Park.