"Spring Fever" Home Gardening Symposium
This annual event is held the first Saturday in March at the Ohio University-Zanesville Campus in the Campus Center. The event features nationally known speakers and educators on such topics as container gardening, vegetable gardening, organic gardening, lawn care, tree care, water gardening and much more. A continental breakfast and full buffet lunch are included. Seating is limited so pre-register today. Pre-registration is $25.00 per person. Registration at the door is $30.00.
Featured Speaker, Peter Loewer
Peter Loewer is a well-known writer, illustrator, print-maker, and botanical artist who over the past thirty years has written and illustrated over twenty-five books on natural history and gardening, in addition to four science-based books for children, including the award-winning book The Moonflower. His book, The Wild Gardener was named one of the best 75 Great gardening Books of the Twentieth Century by the American Horticultural Society. He also wrote and illustrated Thoreau’s Garden, Jefferson’s Garden, and The Evening Garden. He is a specialist in xerography, or using glass plates for lithography.
For years Mr. Loewer ran an art studio dealing with scientific illustration in Manhattan where he was a worker in the art of scientific illustration for books dealing with text-book science. He is the recipient of the Max Beckmann Fellowship to the Brooklyn Museum in 1968 and continues to be a well-known lecturer on topics dealing with gardening and natural history and botanical art. His botanical illustrations are in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in at Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh.
Today he is involved with graphics and teaches art and art history at the Asheville-Buncombe Technical College in Asheville, North Carolina.
Vist his web site at: thewildgardener.com
Our first speaker will be Nan K. Chase who will be presenting "Eat Your Yard / Edible landscape" our second speaker is Jim McCormac who will be presenting "Birds of Ohio"