Saturday, October 5 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
On October 5th Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park will host nationally-known garden expert and writer, Ken Druse, as the keynote speaker at their Natural Gardening Symposium. This Symposium will feature three different speakers who will each share their own unique viewpoints and personal experiences with natural gardening. Natural Gardening, similar to organic gardening, is a gardening technique that creates lush, easy to care for garden spaces that thrive with minimal to no pesticide and fertilizer use. This is accomplished by creating gardens that are more sustainable and in sync with their surrounding environment.
Besides being a very popular and highly engaging garden speaker, Ken Druse is also an award-winning author of eighteen gardening books including his most recent, Natural Companions: The Garden Lover’s Guide to Plant Combinations (2012). And though Ken is best known for his writing and lectures, he has developed a very dedicated following via his public radio show, Ken Druse Real Dirt and his free podcasts, which can be heard on his website, kendruserealdirt.com.
Joining the keynote speaker at Sonnenberg’s all-day gardening symposium will be Dr. Jana Lamboy, formally of Finger Lakes Community College and Katherine Leiner, author of Growing Roots: The New Generation of Sustainable Farmers, Cooks and Food Activists.
The Symposium will take place Saturday, October 5th, 10 am – 5 pm. Tickets for this event are $85 per person and $75 per Sonnenberg members. Prepaid reservations are required and may be made by calling 585-394-4922 or visiting www.sonnenberg.org. Symposium admission will include a boxed lunch and book signings.