The May 18 meeting will feature Petitti Garden Center's Director of Communications and Education, Noelle Clark Akin. The topic is called "Upcycling: Art in the Garden."

Akin will demonstrate using recycled or re-purposed materials in the garden for containers, focal points, garden art, etc. A purely visual inspiration session may spark your gardening spirit in trying something new in your beds while at the same time helping the environment.

With twelve years in the Green Industry, Akin has instructed and assisted gardeners all over Northeast Ohio through her work in Petitti Garden Center's retail stores. Outside speaking engagements and filling in for Angelo Petitti in his absence on his NewsNet5 television segments and weekly WTAM radio show has helped make Noelle an expert in her field.

The May 18 meeting will be at Laurel Lake, 200 Laurel Lake Drive, with social time at 6:45 and the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in attending the program is welcome to attend as the meeting is open to the public. Please call Bronwyn Pierson at 330-612- 4879 with any questions about the evening.