SUNDAY 2/4/18 ~ 1PM - 3PM
An Open House Event ~ For the 14th year in a row, Garden Fever is gathering inspiring people and books for an indoor garden party!
1pm ~ Tom Fischer, TIMBER PRESS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
A prolific writer as well as an editor,Tom's articles have been featured in magazines such as Garden Design, Gardens Illustraed and Martha Stewert Living. Tom will be presenting new gardening titles for 2018, published by Portland's historic publishing house, Timber Press. Listen to his insightful reviews and browse through the most exciting gardening books for the new year.
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Garden Fever's 14th Annual
Spring Book Soiree
Also featuring ~
Josh Volk ~ COMPACT FARMS
Also featuring ~
Paul Bonine & Amy Campion
GARDENING IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST: The Complete Homeowner's Guide
A must-have growing guide for home gardeners in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
A gardener’s plant choices and garden style are inextricably linked to the place they call home. In order to grow a flourishing garden, every gardener must know the specifics of their region’s climate, soil, and geography.
Gardening in the Pacific Northwest, by regional gardening experts Paul Bonine and Amy Campion, is comprehensive, enthusiastic, and accessible to gardeners of all levels. It features information on site and plant selection, soil preparation and maintenance, and basic design principles. Plant profiles highlight the region’s best perennials, shrubs, trees, and vines. Color photographs throughout show wonderful examples of Northwest garden style.
Paul Bonine is a garden writer, lecturer, and co-owner of the wholesale and retail specialty plant nursery Xera Plants, in Portland, Oregon. A lifelong plantsman, Paul has worked in the nursery industry for nearly twenty years and has consulted for NPR, the Sunset Western Garden Book, and The Oregonian.
Amy Campion is a freelance writer, editor, and photographer, and writes for an online tree retailer. She worked at a large wholesale/retail nursery for 16 years before moving to Oregon, where she is active in the Hardy Plant Society. Amy blogs about gardening at amycampion.com.
Small is beautiful, and these 15 real farm plans show that small-scale farmers can have big-time success. Compact Farms is an illustrated guide for anyone dreaming of starting, expanding, or perfecting a profitable farming enterprise on five acres or less. The farm plans explain how to harness an areas water supply, orientation and geography in order to maximize efficiency and productivity while minimizing effort. Profiles of well-known farmers such as Eliot Coleman and Jean-Martin Fortier show that farming on a small scale in any region, in both urban and rural settings, can provide enough income to turn the endeavor from hobby to career. These real-life plans and down-and-dirty advice will equip you with everything you need to actually realize your farm dreams.
Josh is the proprietor of Slow Hand Farm in Portland, Oregon, and has been working on and managing small farms around the country for the last 20 years, studying the systems that make them efficient. He travels in the United States and abroad, consulting with farmers and researchers, teaching farm apprentices and new farmers, presenting workshops at agricultural conferences, and writing articles for publications, including Growing for Market magazine.