Stephen Scanniello is the 2013 recipient of the GCA Jane Righter Rose Medal. His latest book, A Rose By Any Other Name, was the seed for the Heritage Rose District of NY City, an all-volunteer project that has grown to include more than 1,500 rose bushes planted throughout Harlem in 35 different gardens. He works with children and adults throughout Harlem bringing back roses that grew in Manhattan when the only inhabitants were Native Americans. Stephen spoke about the Heritage Rose District of NYC and his other rose preservation projects.
Guests and the public were invited to join us for his talk at the Irvington Public Library.