Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Organic Backyard Gardening with Steve Diver

You don't want to miss this...
Organic Backyard Gardening with Steve Diver

Join us for a lively and practical guide to organic backyard gardening from a renowned garden expert (and my brother-in-law) Steve Diver.
Steve... my organic "Garden Guru" is a permaculture expert, soil scientist, and former OSU Horticulturist and Agriculture Steve will discuss the three pillars of eco-gardening--minerals, biology, and quantum energy--and help you to learn to bring vitality to your soil! During his nearly 30 years of experience working in organic and sustainable agriculture, Steve has lectured and published widely on organic farming, soil biology and fertility management, composting, and fruit/vegetable production systems.
In 2010, he established the Agri-Horticultural Consulting firm in Austin, Texas.

Steve will be talking dirt on....
Saturday April 13th, 10:30am-12:30pm $10
Join us for coffee, orange juice, a light snack and lot's of happy gardening talk!!
Space is limited please call to reserve a spot 469-952-3446

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

This week at Diggin' It

Florigraphy: The Victorian Language of Flowers

Saturday April 6th, 10:30-11:30am

Suggested Donation: $5

Join us for a class on a fascinating slice of gardening history led by Mary Nell Jackson--herb enthusiast, Collin County Master Gardener and Herb Society of America member. Mary Nell will discuss Florigraphy, the language of flowers, a tradition that came to England in the 1700's via Turkey and reached its peak during the Victorian era. All plants (flowers, herbs, trees) were assigned a meaning, allowing Florigraphy followers to express their thoughts through Tussie Mussies--small tight bouquets of specific flower combinations. Mary Nell will further discuss the concept and history of Florigraphy, demonstrate the craft, and share her collection of Tussie Mussie holders and vintage flower dictionaries (a staple for Victorian ladies!) during this informative and fun session!