May 1, 2013 – Des Moines, IA
Author to Speak on Local, Sustainable Flowers
Seattle-based author Debra Prinzing, a nationally recognized expert on gardening, will speak in Des Moines May 6 about healthier, more sustainable lifestyles that include locally grown flowers.
Prinzing’s topic, “The 50 Mile Bouquet,” is also the title of her 2012 book about
American-grown flower farmers and eco-floral designers. Along with sharing their colorful and inspiring stories, Prinzing will tell how to create a cutting garden that can produce bouquets year around—just in time for planting season.
Her May 6 illustrated lecture is at 6 p.m. at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive in Des Moines.
Pre-registration is recommended but not required. To reserve your place, visit dmbotanicalgarden.com, Events & Programs and click Adult Education, or contact Chase Clausen at 515.323.6295 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The lecture, sponsored by the Friends of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers.
Prinzing, a Seattle-based outdoor living expert, will sign copies of her books after the talk.
She has a background in textiles, journalism, landscape design and horticulture. A frequent speaker for botanical garden, horticultural society and flower show audiences, Debra is also a regular radio and television guest. Her books includeThe 50 Mile Bouquet,Stylish Sheds and Elegant HideawaysandThe Abundant Garden. Her most recent book isSlow Flowers.
On January 1, 2013 the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden launched a new beginning. After years of planning, a bold vision, generous community support and a new staff, the Botanical Garden assumed operatorship of a 34-year old conservatory and 14 acres of land bordering the Des Moines River. Armed with a mission of exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants, we are a garden now. The Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) privately governed, not-for-profit institution with ten years of operating support at $645,000 per year from the City of Des Moines, Des Moines Water Works and Bravo Greater Des Moines. In addition, the Phase II Endowment goal will grow the total endowment to $3.6 million.