A pictorial journey through Polk County

Published 10:51 am Wednesday, January 18, 2012

On Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. the community is invited to join the Tryon Garden Club at the Polk County Library in the community room. John Vining, Polk County Extension Director and a lifetime resident of Polk County, will share his pictures and stories of life in Tryon. Vining has a B.S. in plant sciences from Clemson University. In addition, he has many hours of graduate work in the field.
Vining is an active volunteer in Polk Country and gives his time to serve on two park committees, the Courthouse Restoration Committee, the Carolina Heritage line and the Tryon Arts and Crafts board. In addition, he is known for coaching youth basketball teams and serves on the Carolina Kids Conservancy Advisory Board.
Vining said he is particularly interested in preserving older homes and pre-1960 commercial structures in Polk County. His chosen methodology for preservation is finding new uses for old buildings.
Vining’s presentation will blend his interest in historic preservation with his well-known expertise in growing trees and plants in Polk County.
This meeting is free and open to the public.
The Tryon Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. For membership information contact Delia Tittle at  828-859-8372.
– article submitted by Jane Templeton for the Tryon Garden Club

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