Guides for the Prairie Gardener – May updates and events!

In conjunction with our publisher TouchWood Editions, my co-author Janet Melrose and I have been busy working on few promotions for the Guides for the Prairie Gardener book series! Here is a look at some of the exciting things we’ve been doing, and a peek at some upcoming virtual and in-person events:

Janet has presented four of six online workshops (one for each title in the series) over the past two months and there are two more coming up – one for small space gardening on Wednesday, May 18 and another about prairie garden pests and diseases on Wednesday, June 8. (Although I am not presenting, I have been participating in the Q&A sessions included in the workshops.) We are thrilled that Shelf Life Books here in Calgary and the Glass Bookshop in Edmonton have been on board for these workshops, offering a deal whereby readers are offered the workshop free of charge with the purchase of the book being presented. A huge thank you to these amazing indie booksellers and our publisher TouchWood Editions! If you are interested in attending the workshops and would like more details, please use the Contact Me page to reach me or leave a comment on this post.

Due to the pandemic, we haven’t been able to do any in-person events over the past couple of years, but we will be holding our very first official book launch at Highfield Regenerative Farm here in Calgary this evening, Wednesday, May 4. Highfield is graciously hosting us as part of International Compost Awareness Week (May 1 to 7) – it should be a fantastic event! If you’re in Calgary and you want to attend, you can visit Highfield’s event page here to RSVP.

And Heather Bien of Mind Body Green recently picked our collective noggins about container gardening … you can read her article, “How To Start Your Own Container Garden (Indoors Or Out) & Help It Thrive,” here.

It’s going to be a wonderfully busy month – and the weather is finally cooperating so we can get out and work in our gardens, too!

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