|AuthorFest for Festival of Trees
Thursday, November 29 2012, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
|On Thursday, November 29, from 4:00 to 8:00, while Mass Hort
will be celebrating its Festival of Trees, a special "Gifts from the Garden"
vendor event will take place in the Education
Building. One of the
highlights of the evening will be an AuthorFest in the same building. Selected
authors will be in a lecture room with space to display and discuss their books,
followed by an opportunity for the audience to buy the books for gifts. Book lovers may choose to listen to just one
author or one after another. Light
refreshments will be served during the proceedings, which will follow a
4:00 James L. Jones. Fall and Winter Bloom in the Solar Greenhouse - Detailed
information on operating a green house that is heated by the sun alone and on
choosing a satisfying array of off-season bloomers that do well under its
4:45 Ellen Sousa. The Green Garden - Guide to natural-style, earth-friendly
gardening in New England. Learn how to work
with nature to create gardens brimming with health and sheltering birds,
pollinators and other declining wildlife.
5:30 Deborah A. Locke. Mr. Bull and the Amazing Grape - The beautifully illustrated picture
book is written for children ages 4 through 8 and tells the story of Ephraim
Wales Bull, a hard-working farmer who resided in Concord during the 19th century. He was "The Father of the Concord Grape", a
hardy and delicious blue-black grape that won a gold medal from the
Massachusetts Horticultural Society in 1853.
6:15 Suzie Hearl Canale. "The Beantown Tales" - A collection of
children's books which educate readers about important issues concerning the
three main elements of the earth; the environment, humanitarian kindness and
endangered animal preservation. The
award winning series is geared towards children from 3 to 9.
7:00 Margaret Muckenhoupt. Boston Gardens and Green Spaces - A portable illustrated guidebook to the best in Boston area parks and landscape architecture.