The 25th anniversary Garden & Landscape Symposium will be held 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, and feature two speakers. A bring-your-own-drink happy hour will follow in the evening.
Kelly Norris, author of New Naturalism: Designing and Planting a Resilient, Ecologically Vibrant Home Garden, will deliver a keynote address. He is known for looking to nature for inspiration and giving practical advice to get it done. Following Norris, author Brie Arthur, will also offer creative ideas for using grains, cover crops and seasonal vegetables for both aesthetic and functional use. She has published of Gardening with Grains, which continues the dialog of the ‘New Naturalism’ movement. The final hour of the symposium will host a garden conversation to offer advice and answer questions from attendees.
The cost is $50 to attend the symposium. For more information and to register, visit http://extension.psu.edu/garden-and-landscape-symposium.
A virtual cocktail hour titled Spirits in the Garden will welcome guests 6:30–8:30 p.m. Hosted by authors Amy Stewart and Brie Arthur. Stewart wrote The Drunken Botanist: the Plants that Create the World’s Great Drinks, Flower Confidential, and Wicked Plants. She will raise a glass along with Arthur to provide a “plants-eye perspective on booze.” The cost is $15 for the happy hour. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/spirits-in-the-garden to register.