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A Trade Show and Symposium for Gardeners and Horticulturists
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Jumpstart the 2015 Garden Season!

Join the Hort at the 17th Annual
A Trade Show and Symposium for Gardeners and Horticulturists

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
990 Washington Ave

Metro Hort Group's mid-winter horticultural trade show and symposium annually attracts 800 –1,000 horticulture professionals from the New York City tri-state region to preview plants, products, and services from 50 exhibitors (wholesale growers, specialty nurseries, pottery vendors, soil specialists, etc.) and to hear talks by nationally-recognized nurserymen, landscape architects, garden designers, and authors.

Reserve seats in either morning or afternoon speaker sessions:

Doug Tallamy speaks on CREATING LIVING LANDSCAPES. Tallamy wrote the best-selling book Bringing Nature Home and co-authored The Living landscape with Rick Darke in 2014.

Ruth Clausen talks about ESSENTIAL NATIVE PERENNIALS. Clausen co-authored Perennials for American Gardens in 1989 and has updated that work with Thomas Christopher in the new book Essential Perennials.

JOBS FAIR — A brand new Plant-O-Rama event where you can check out job and internship opportunities for 2015.

Registration required
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Fermentation: International Breads
A Workshop with Cheryl Paswater
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. Scientifically known as zymology, it is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. Beer, miso, kombucha, kefir, kimchi and many other delicious foods we love are the product of fermentation.

In this course we will cover the basic science behind making injera, sourdough, and idlis, why fermented breads are good for you, and how to make them yourself. If you are interested in Old World food preservation, gut health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you! All participants will sample injera, sourdough, and idlis in class and take home recipes to try at home.

Cheryl Paswater is an artist/teacher/writer and foodie, who after a near-death experience six years ago, turned to holistic doctors for help. After radical diet and lifestyle changes, she started teaching on healthy eating, organic/local/sustainable food, holistic health, and fermentation. She is currently getting certified in Fermentation and has a specific interest in gut health, autoimmune disorders, and healing through fermented foods.

Doors open at 6pm; workshop starts at 6:30pm
Members: $15; Non-members: $25
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Poppy Pots
A Book Talk and Demo with Susan Guagliumi
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Author Susan Guagliumi will delight you with an assortment of projects from her recent book, Handmade for the Garden, and give you some ideas you can work on to get your spring garden started. We will provide all of the materials you need to try some stamped and stenciled effects on a terracotta pot to take home - including printing with poppies!

Susan Guagliumi lives in Connecticut where she tends over an acre of gardens. Her first love is craft, and she has developed ingenious ways to incorporate craft into her gardens. Handmade for the Garden is Guagliumi's first gardening book, but she has four hand and machine knitting books to her credit as well. You can follow Susan's gardening adventures at Make sure you subscribe to the blog to receive a free Artful Gardener's Book of Days!

Doors open at 6pm; workshop starts at 6:30pm
Members: $10; Non-members: $15
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