A mid-week dose of inspiration, five vibrant evenings at the crossroads of interesting people and fresh ideas. Join us for animated conversations about matters that shape our lives.
Make your garden perennially lovely and annually spectacular, whether you’re into tubers, bulbs, seeds, or corms. With tips and tricks for planning and preparing your summer garden, this salon will have you sprouting with enthusiasm.
A resident of Cincinnati for over 35 years, and a vegetable gardener for over twenty-five years, Peter is interested in working with traditional organic farming best-practices but also exploring the evolving techniques of Permaculture and regenerative agriculture practices and how they can provide healthy food for neighborhoods and encourage healthy lifestyles. Through neighborhood-centered initiatives the goal is to create urban gardens that provide in-depth, immersive hands-on gardening experiences for participants and creating opportunities for diverse communities to learn and share their cultural heritages.
Peter is also co-owner of Homeadow Song, where he works with an independent group of gardeners, artists and educators developing programs that center on home-based education and agriculture, ethical stewardship of land, sustainable architecture, and contemporary art practices.
DAVID KOESTER has been a Kentucky Horticulture extension agent for 35 years and is currently working in Boone County. His specialty is fruit and vegetable production but he is also a Certified Arborist and Hazard Tree Analysis Qualified. He has taught a Soil Science Class at UC, managed an 11-acre nursery and a 55-acre fruit orchard, and was a garden columnist with the Kentucky Post newspaper for 16 years. He is a monthly guest on the WVXU garden program. He currently serves on the board of the Organic Association of Kentucky. David lives in Southern Kenton County on 11 acres with his wife, 4 dogs, 4 cats, one rabbit. He grows roses, fruit and a much larger vegetable garden than he should.
SARAH STOLZ’S love of horticulture stems from playing in the dirt and helping dad with his landscaping business throughout her childhood and into her college years. She has always enjoyed science and came to learn horticulture when she was volunteering at the University of Kentucky’s Arboretum. Sarah enjoy being outside, grilling vegetables from the garden and spending time with her 2-year old daughter, who is a mini-horticulturist!
Paul Koloszar is a Horticulture Gardener at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. He has planted a few trees, pruned a some shrubs, divided a number of perennials, and remembers a fair number of plant names 30 minutes after he’s been asked to identify them. He’s been at this since the mid-90’s, having earned a degree in it from Purdue. He has several favorite plants, and always gets a kick out of seeing something growing where it belongs. He and his wife live in Monroe with their three children.
6:00 p.m. – Doors open for a light picnic supper and mingling over striking art
6:30 p.m. – Featured panel conversation + group activity
8:00 p.m. – Final bites, thoughts, and farewells
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