Lorie and Michael Kinler of Kinler Landscape Architecture in Fort Worth brought their ideas for reimagining what a beforehand gait tin beryllium to Austin for my Garden Spark series past Thursday, kicking disconnected Season 6. They shared a fig of plan tips that I’ll beryllium keeping successful caput for aboriginal projects. My favourite suggestion, richly illustrated by their photos (check retired their portfolio), is to flip the accustomed layout of the beforehand yard. Instead of instauration hedges and a lawn, support the instauration and introduction country unfastened by paving it with crushed gravel (perfect for a patio and/or other parking) and pushing plants into the mediate of the gait for privateness and enclosure.
Thanks to everyone who came retired for the speech — it’s fantastic to stitchery with you all! — and to Barton Springs Nursery for sponsoring the talks via their beauteous outdoor schoolroom and their staff’s lukewarm hospitality.
And a large thank-you to Lorie and Michael for coming to talk and sharing their knowledge, experience, and lighthearted he-said/she-said banter with us!
Get tix for the adjacent speech today!
The adjacent Garden Spark speech is coming up successful conscionable a fewer weeks, connected October 20th, and tickets are connected merchantability now. Author Teresa Speight volition animate america with stories of barrier-busting Black creatives successful angiosperm farming and floristry, and she’ll stock images from her gorgeous caller book, Black Flora. Check retired my publication reappraisal for much info.
I’ve known Teri since we deed it disconnected astatine the Capital Region Fling successful 2017. She’s passionate astir gardening and connecting with gardeners from each parts of the country. I person nary uncertainty she’ll bring her wit and storytelling endowment to her Garden Spark talk, and she’ll besides beryllium selling and signing copies of her book. If you’re successful the Austin area, get your summons contiguous and travel articulation america nether the histrion lights connected October 20th.
Black Flora: Seeds of Our Ancestors
Teresa Speight, writer of Black Flora, a caller publication astir African Americans successful the satellite of floriculture, tells the stories of farmers, florists, and different floral creatives who answered the telephone of the flowers, tapped into their passion, and listened to their hearts. There is simply a rich, beautiful, complex, and divers communicative being told by African Americans and different persons of colour successful the floral marketplace. It is agelong past clip to admit their excellence and contributions to cut-flower farming and floristry, arsenic they sow the seeds for the adjacent generation.
Author, podcaster, and plot writer Teresa J. Speight is a arrogant autochthonal of Washington, DC, arsenic good arsenic a mother, grandmother, plot writer, and past lover. With ancestral sharecropping roots originating successful North and South Carolina, she feels profoundly connected with the earth. She’s honored those roots done her enactment arsenic caput gardener for the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia; arsenic a founding husbandman of an integrated CSA farm; arsenic laminitis and president of Jabali Amani Garden Collective, an online African American plot nine focusing connected “beautifying municipality areas successful our communities”; and arsenic an property gardener. Teresa besides works to reconnect radical with the ungraded done one-on-one plot coaching and by offering curated plot experiences for tiny groups.
Teresa is the writer of Black Flora: Profiles of Inspiring Black Flower Farmers + Florists and co-author of The Urban Garden: 101 Ways to Grow Food and Beauty successful the City. On her podcast Cottage successful the Court (available connected Anchor oregon Apple Podcasts), Teresa introduces absorbing people, discovers unsocial places, and adds a small poesy to punctual everyone to clasp the garden, arsenic it is present for us.
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