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Amplification system at Pearson’s Falls

The North Carolina Master Gardeners held its annual meeting in Asheville, N.C. recently. A tour of Pearson’s Falls was offered to the participants and 23 master gardeners were guided throughout the glen by John Vining and the Tryon Garden Club docents using the new “Chatter Vox.” (photo by Daniel Cox)

The Tryon Garden Club, owners and operators of Pearson’s Falls, obtained a “Chatter Vox” voice amplification system as part of a grant bequest from the Kirby Special Projects Fund at the Polk County Community Foundation.
Guided walks by trained docents are becoming more popular, club officials said, and the Tryon Garden Club has instituted a program to offer training as docents to interested persons.
The Polk County Community Foundation, Kirby Special Projects Fund, provided funding to expand the educational offerings the Tryon Garden Club can provide for those interested in Pearson’s Falls and the extensive wildflower, lichen, fern and arboreal collection found in the glen.
The grant request provided for the purchase of the “Chatter Vox,” a GPS system to specifically locate rare and endangered plant species for digital identification and a camcorder with microphone system and tripod for videotaping of special guest walks and other important events associated with the Tryon Garden Club for future viewing and historical documentation. All of these tools were put to use quickly.
The Tryon Garden Club is a not-for-profit 501 c (3) organization with membership open to the public.
For information, please contact Delia Tittle at 828-859-8372.
– article submitted
by Wyndy Morehead for the Tryon Garden Club