EASTON — The Talbot County Garden Club has announced its winter lecture series featuring three world renowned experts in the fields of landscape design and climate.
Author, photographer and lecturer Ken Druse; landscape architect Eric Groft; and the founder and president of C-Change Kathleen Biggins will be featured in the virtual series.
All events will be held via Zoom and begin at 11 a.m. They are free and open to the public.
Druse is a celebrated lecturer, award-winning writer, photographer and author of 19 garden books. The New York Times called him “the guru of natural gardening.”
The Garden Club of America presented Druse with the Sarah Chapman Francis medal for lifetime achievement in garden communication. In 2013, the Smithsonian Institution announced the acquisition of the “Ken Druse Collection of Garden Photography” comprising 50,000 transparencies.
Druse hosted a radio program and podcast for 10 years, 300 episodes of which are archived at www.kendruse.com. He is currently a monthly guest on Margret Roach’s radio show and podcast, AWaytoGarden.com.
Ken’s 20th book is “The Scentual Garden: Exploring the World of Botanical Fragrance.” He lives and gardens in the northwest corner of New Jersey.
Eric Groft is a principal with Oehme, van Sweden Landscape Architecture (OvS) based in Washington, D.C., and isa Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
He brings a passion for horticulture to his landscape designs, including environmental restoration and shoreline stabilization. Eric has designed gardens throughout Talbot County, including waterfront residences on the Tred Avon River, a historic farmhouse in Easton and three modern weekend retreats in Sherwood.
Kathleen Biggins is the founder and president of C-Change Conversations, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting productive, non-partisan discussions about the science and effects of climate change.
The organization, comprised of volunteers who span the political spectrum, sponsors the C-Change Conversations Lecture Series. Kathleen also developed the C-Change Primer with input from Climate Central and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
Team members have presented the Primer to nearly 10,000 people in 29 states, and it is widely hailed as an intelligent, dispassionate introduction to and illumination of climate change. The Primer has been endorsed by business, political and social leaders and enthusiastically received by many conservative audiences across the country. Learn more at www.c-changeconversations.org
Tuesday, Jan. 26
Ken Druse will discuss the New Shade Garden: strategies for sustainable landscapes in the age of climate change.
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Eric Groft will talk about New American Garden Style. Registration information will be released prior to the event.
Wednesday, March 24
Kathleen Biggins will discuss The C-Change Primer, an accessible overview of the science behind climate change, with an assessment of the potential risks ahead. Registration information will be released prior to the event.
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The Talbot County Garden Club was established in 1917 to enrich the natural beauty of the environment by sharing knowledge of gardening, fostering the art of flower arranging, maintaining civic projects, supporting projects that benefit Talbot County and encouraging the conservation of natural resources.
Noteworthy projects include maintaining the grounds of the Talbot Historical Society, Talbot Courthouse, Talbot Library, the fountain and childrens gardens at Idlewild Park and numerous other gardens and activities. There are currently a total of 109 active, associate and honorary members.