Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Planting Parties!

Two good local opportunities this week, both of which I hope to attend:

Over in Fayetteville at the public library, the king of Garden Efficiency, Mel Bartholemew, is speaking on Thursday, 4/27, at 6:30 pm.  The fact that he reinvented vegetable gardening (100% percent of the yield in 20% of the space, he says) is reason enough to go see him; but he's also done amazing things with his success, creating a foundation that helps impoverished people worldwide build "square foot" gardens to feed their families.  I am super excited to get a chance to hear him speak in person.

This weekend (Sunday and Monday), Baker Creek Seed's Spring Planting Festival propels sleepy Mansfield, MO into a hotbed of plantlovin' activity.  I've never been, but the combination of attendees (Amish.  Homeschoolers.  Hippies.  Gardeners.  Slow food types) is just too intruiging to pass up.  I'm bringing the family, staying the night in Mansfield, and touring Laura Ingalls Wilder's home as well.  CANNOT WAIT.

3 comments:

fivecoat April 29, 2010 at 7:29 AM  

Sounds like fun, I'll be waiting for a full report on how both went! :)

Kim May 9, 2010 at 5:31 PM  

Thanks, Kerri, and while I had an amazing weekend, I had misplaced my camera at home and didn't get a single photo. I don't imagine I'll get to meet Mel B again, but I WILL be returning to the seed festival next year, and I WILL have a camera then!

ethan May 17, 2012 at 6:46 AM  

Wow that does sound like a lot of fun!
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