Wing Haven Lecture Series: Hay Bales to Flower Fields — Lessons for Your Yard from a Transitioning Farm
Speaker Augustus Jenks Farmer is a renaissance plantsman. He fell in love with the natural world while growing up in a family of artists, musicians, and farmers. Jenks went on to get a more formal education in plant sciences at Clemson University and then botanical garden design at the University of Washington.
For 20 years, he’s led teams to establish and plant the vision for two of South Carolina’s major botanical gardens. He is the former director of Riverbanks Botanical Garden and founding horticulturist of Moore Farms Garden. His designs for homes, museums, and businesses have received recognition and awards and have delighted hundreds of thousands of visitors with the joyful, easy exuberance of hand-crafted gardens.
Join Jenks for an inspiring and interactive discussion of the transition of his 1750s farm - now a leader in a new type of agriculture based on age-old nurturing of the land. As a garden designer, he finds lessons that every gardener and environmentalist should put into practice — like caring for the life below our feet. Like understanding the real difference between dirt and soil and like cultivating plants that carry stories, history and parts of our past to make our future more full, more connected to the earth.
A light lunch provided during a Q&A following the presentation. Bulbs from his farm as well as books will also be available for purchase.
Schedule & Tickets
$75-$90 · Call 704.331.0664 to order.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 10:00am · tickets · add to calendar 2019-03-19 10:00:00 2019-03-19 13:00:00 America/New_York Wing Haven Lecture Series: Hay Bales to Flower Fields — Lessons for Your Yard from a Transitioning Farm https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/423508/wing-haven-lecture-series-hay-bales-to-flower-fields-lessons-for-your-yard-from-a-transitioning-farm Wing Haven, 260 Ridgewood Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28209
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