Free Garden Expo

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Jenny Nybro Peterson, cancer survivor and author of “The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion,” will speak at GoodSeed Nursery’s 2016 Garden Expo.

FREE Garden Expo Showcases
Cancer Survivor’s Garden Book  

Excerpt from a past edition of OhioTraveler

On June 4, 2016, GoodSeed Nursery in Winchester, Ohio will present their second annual GoodSeed Garden Expo at Hilltop Event Center (adjacent to the garden center) and you’re invited! Admission is free.

The featured speaker this year will be Jenny Nybro Peterson, cancer survivor and author of a hot new gardening book, “The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion.” This is a very special book, full of wonderful ideas for using plants and gardening as therapy. Whether you are a cancer survivor or have one among your family and friends, Jenny and her book will inspire you and give gardening a whole new meaning in your life.

GoodSeed Nursery started their Expo to provide a learning experience for gardeners and showcase their favorite products. This year’s Expo is co-sponsored by Adams County Cancer Center. Together they’ll present an indoor “mini-trade show”, interesting speakers, product seminars, giveaway merchandise and garden center specials, plus delicious barbecue. Key suppliers are invited to display, educate and mingle with customers.

Exhibitors will include Monrovia Nurseries, High Caliper Growing, Espoma Organics, and Pavestone. Adding to the roster are local organizations like the Brown County Master gardeners (including weekly columnist Faye Mahaffey), Southern Ohio Forestland Association and Brown County Beekeepers. Estel Newberry’s Big “E” BBQ will serve grilled specialties, and Buckeye Confections offers exceptional sweet treats.

There’s a full schedule of informative seminars, including sessions on hardscaping, tree care, woody plant grooming, new plant introductions, raised bed gardening and other hot topics. Exhibitors will be bringing plenty of free samples, plus prizes you’ll have a chance to win. Anyone bringing an empty bucket can get a free sample of GoodSeed Garden Mix, a revolutionary bulk soil for raised beds.

Jenny Peterson’s Pinterest page says “I’m a garden designer, writer, author and speaker. I also love cooking, yoga, knitting and cocktails, and not necessarily in that order.” We would put “Garden lover” first on this list. Jenny Peterson and her team have been creating cool gardens in the Austin area since 2001. From elegant courtyards to funky meditation spaces, Jenny’s gardens are diverse. She listens to her clients and brings out their style and taste so their landscape always reflects the personality of the owner.

Trained as a Master Gardener, Jenny brings a deep understanding of the ecosystems that promote a vibrant garden: healthy soil, integrated pest management, appropriate plant choices and organic methods. She is committed to using primarily native and adapted plants to conserve water and reflect the landscape where she lives.

Jenny’s new book, “The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion: Cultivating Hope, Healing & Joy in the Ground Beneath Your Feet” was published in January 2016. “As a result of my own cancer diagnosis, treatment and continued recovery, I hope this book helps others facing similar diagnoses and challenges to use their gardens and the natural world for healing and hope” is her goal.

In addition to her design service, Jenny offers her gardening ideas on Craftsy and Pinterest. Her book “Indoor Plant Decor: The Design Stylebook for Houseplants” (with co-author Kylee Baumle) was named to Amazon’s Best 2013 in Gardening and Floral Design. GoodSeed Nursery and Adams County Cancer Center are honored to have Jenny as our keynote speaker at this year’s Garden Expo, and we hope you will find the time to meet her on June 4th. Whether you spend the day or just stop in for a few hours; we promise you’ll learn a lot and have a good time!

GoodSeed Nursery is a family-owned rural garden center 45 minutes east of Cincinnati. In addition to unusual perennials and shrubs, they specialize in edible landscaping and organic gardening, with a large selection of home orchard plants, sweet potato plants, open-pollinated heirloom seeds, heirloom and hybrid vegetable plants, topsoil and mulch; everything you need to make your outdoors a special place.

GoodSeed Nursery is just off the Appalachian Highway where it crosses Route 62, minutes from southern Ohio’s Amish country. The address is 9736 Tri-County Highway, Winchester OH 45697. Easy-to-use driving directions, hours of operation and other information are at www.goodseedfarm.com. Phone is 937-587-7021.