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Meet the Founding Gardeners


Agriculture, botany and gardening were as deeply ingrained in the character of our Founding Fathers as their belief in the new nation.
For instance, General Washington wrote letters to his estate manager even as British warships gathered off Staten Island. Jefferson and Adams described how their faith in their new nation was renewed after a tour of English gardens, and Madison was one of the first to truly champion environmentalism in the United States.
Learn more about this little-known part of our nation’s founding during a lecture at Washington Crossing Historic Park (PA) on Sunday, April 9, at 2:00 PM. Historian and New York Times bestselling author Andrea Wulf will explore how farming and gardening shaped the men who shaped our country.

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Shad’Toberfest Canceled

As you may have heard, Lambertville was devastated by flooding from Ida.
 
We decided to cancel Shad’Tober. The decision was not reached lightly. However, we could not burden the already stressed infrastructure of the City. The festival brings thousands of visitors to Lambertville and that burden would not help our City right now. The need in Lambertville is great with over half the homes in the City affected by Hurricane Ida’s unprecedented flooding. There are some people that will spend a year getting their house back to a livable condition and some who will never return to their beloved homes because of the severe damage they sustained. In light of this tragedy, we are working on a fundraiser to benefit those flood victims hit hardest by
Hurricane Ida. Stay tuned for details.
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