I'll be introducing my gardener-centric approach to holistic gardening as the featured speaker at the Franklin Public Library Lecture Series for October 9th . The presentation, which includes stunning garden photos, begins at 7:00pm at the Library, 470 De Korte Drive, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417.
Cultivating the Inner Gardener is an illustrated talk that focuses on how gardening from the inside out creates a personal space that is not only beautiful and healthy, but also provides a sanctuary from today's hectic world. It includes photos of gardens that hold special meaning for their owners and shows how they have incorporated their own values and fondest memories to produce a garden rich in personal meaning.
For lecture details, contact Linda Hagedorn at 201-891-2224.
For lecture details, contact Linda Hagedorn at 201-891-2224.
The Gardeners of Watchung Hills Host Cultivating The Inner Gardener
Join me at The Gardeners of Watchung Hills September 25, 2012 meeting. The presentation, which includes stunning garden photos, begins at 8:00pm at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 725 Mountain Avenue, in Berkeley Heights, NJ.
The illustrated talk focuses on how gardening from the inside out creates a personal space that is not only beautiful and healthy, but also combats stress by providing a sanctuary from today's hectic world. I'll explain how gardeners at every level of expertise can dig more deeply into the meaning that gardening holds for them, in order to create a more satisfying experience.
When someone makes the commitment to garden from the inside out, they establish a clear path that takes them directly to where their heart wants to go. Come to the meeting and discover how easily you can do it.
For meeting details, contact Richard Ciccarelli by phone 908-872-7672 or e-mail email@example.com .
Save These Dates:
September 25, 2012: Join me for an overview of Cultivating The Inner Gardener at The Gardeners of Watchung Hill Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012, at 8:00pm. For details, contact Rich Ciccarelli at 908-872-7672.
October 9, 2012: Lois is presenting an overview of Cultivating The Inner Gardener at The Franklin Lakes Public Library on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012, at 7:00pm. For details, contact Linda Hagedorn at 201-891-2224.
Lois Heads International Sustainability Task Force
Garden lifestyle speaker and coach Lois J. de Vries, was recently appointed to chair the Garden Writers of America's (GWA) Sustainability Task Force. She was selected based on her familiarity with land use law, environmental regulations, and invasive plants, as well as her administrative skills and talent for working with volunteers. She served as chair of her municipal environmental commission for eight years, on its land use board for four years, and on the open space committee for three.
“I’m delighted to have been chosen for this position, which weaves together my hard-won environmental knowledge base with my lifelong love of gardening. With 1,800 members worldwide including book authors, staff editors, syndicated columnists, free-lance writers, television and radio personalities, and extension service agents, GWA is well-positioned to exert a strong influence on consumers, and in the lawn and garden industry as a whole,” de Vries said.
Two of de Vries’ signature initiatives were to survey GWA’s general membership in order to measure their level of interest, involvement, and experience in sustainable gardening, and to establish a scope of work for the coming year. That program includes expanding the professional development series at GWA’s annual symposium and outreach to allied professional associations.
“Our members are out in the trenches communicating with gardeners, editors, researchers, and consumers every day,” de Vries said. “The Sustainability Task Force is here to provide background and educational materials that explore the many facets of sustainability within the context of gardening. Our job is to clearly explain the options that are available, so that our members can provide their audiences with scientifically accurate, easy-to-understand information.
GWA is headquartered in Manassas, Virginia.
Save the Date: June 4, 2011
Garden Sanctuary a la Carte at Perennial Fest
Meet me at Perennial Fest on on June 4th at Donaldson's Greenhouse and Nursery, 178 Airport Rd., in Hackettstown, NJ for the debut of my latest hands-on program, Garden Sanctuary a la Carte. Wear your walking shoes and bring your wallet for this "Try and Buy" workshop designed specifically to make purchasing the basics of a garden sanctuary easier.
We'll start the ball rolling with some quick relaxation techniques to set the mood, talk about what inspires you in the garden, mull over your motivation for creating a garden sanctuary, discuss focal or meditation objects, and kick around some basic design ideas. Be sure ...to check out Donaldson's demonstration garden sanctuary for a tangible example, as we grab our carts and go on a guided shopping tour.
You'll get a checklist and map of the sales yard to use as I lead you from one clearly marked station to the next to select your focal ornament, background tree or shrub, and perennials, herbs, ferns, and annuals. While I help you with your design decisions, Denise Stevenson will be on hand to answer your horticultural questions. As a bonus, Donaldson's is offering free local delivery on purchases of $100 or more for class participants (a $30 value).
Save the Date:
Lois Slated As Featured Speaker at Flower FestMeet me at Flower Fest on April 9th at the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington St, in Toms River, NJ, where I'll be presenting Cultivating the Inner Gardener, an illustrated talk that focuses on how gardening from the inside out creates a personal space that is not only beautiful and healthy, but also provides a sanctuary from today's hectic world. The presentation includes photos of gardens that hold special meaning for their owners and shows how they have incorporated their own values and fondest memories to produce a garden rich in personal meaning.
Flower Fest is the library's celebration of the arrival of spring with displays from local garden clubs, horticultural societies, florists, and environmental organizations who will show visitors some gardening tricks, flower arranging, ways to have an eco-friendly garden, and much more. For more information, contact Scott Walker by phone (732) 349-6200, ext. 5914 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Save the Date:
Join Lois for an overview of Cultivating The Inner Gardener at the Moorestown Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at 11:30am. For details, call 856-235-0326.
Cultivating the Inner Gardener at Perennial Fest
Save the Date. I will be presenting an overview of Cultivating the Inner Gardener: Gardening for Personal Growth on June 5th, 2010 at Donaldson's Greenhouse and Nursery 's Perennial Fest in Hackettstown, NJ. We will explore what it means to garden for personal growth, why gardeners might want to integrate this approach into their gardening routine, how gardener-centric coaching differs from garden coaching, and how gardening from the inside out can breathe new life into the gardening experience.
Perennial Fest features demonstration gardens for a variety of landscapes, including shade, sun, pond edges, and deer-resistance. Visitors will see examples of which plants work well for these types of gardens and what they'll actually look like when planted together.
Other experts will speak on a variety of gardening topics throughout the day. The program includes a garden competition which will be judged by Perennial Fest visitors. Last year's challenge pitted the Master Gardeners of Sussex County against The Garden Club of Long Valley in a themed garden-building contest called 'Incredible Edibles.
In addition to a drawing to win plants and prizes, the nursery is also offering a variety of their top quality plants at special sale prices during the Perennial Fest celebration. WRNJ Radio in Hackettstown will be doing a live remote broadcast from the greenhouse on Saturday afternoon.
For details, visit http://www.donaldsongreenhouse.com/home.html .
Save the date. I’m scheduled to present an overview of Cultivating the Inner Gardener: Gardening for Personal Growth (http://cultivatingtheinnergardener.blogspot.com )on March 12, 2010 at 3:30pm, at this year’s Springfest Flower and Garden Show in Augusta, NJ at the Sussex County Fairgrounds (http://bit.ly/a6W29O ). Come by and say “hello” if you’re in the area.
Cultivating the Inner Gardener at Springfest
Springfest started out as a small local show and has grown to host more than 8,000 visitors annually. This year, there will be a special dedication and grand opening of the new 5,000 sq. ft. conservatory, the generous gift of Bev and Bruce Gordon. Topiaries from Duke Gardens, donated by the Doris Duke Foundation, will decorate the conservatory. Shops, a café, kid’s activities a full lecture schedule, and a dozen gardens make for a great break from cabin fever.
See you there.