All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Meetings are held at the Mint Museum Randolph. Refreshments are served at 7 p.m., programs begin at 7:30 p.m.
  
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The Charlotte Garden Club 2015 - 2016 Speaker Schedule
 
September 21, 2015
BLENDING HORTICULTURE WITH HARDSCAPE USING HERITAGE PLANTS IN NEW WAYS
Dabney Peeples is lead designer for JDP Studios. He has designed gardens throughout the southeast. He is Chairman of the Board South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson.
 
JDP, established by James Dabney Peeples in 1986, makes its home in beautiful upstate South Carolina, drawing its inspiration for landscape and garden design from traditional Southern and European design principles. Featured in publications such as Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and Greenville’s Talk, J. Dabney Peeples Design Associates, Inc. has consistently found favor with those who appreciate the beauty of artful and thoughtful garden design.

Dabney Peeples, Lead Designer
Dabney PeeplesA native of Mississippi and graduate of the Landscape Architecture program at Mississippi State University, Dabney Peeples began his landscape design career in Birmingham, Alabama with Nimrod Long and Associates. Subsequently, Dabney worked with Edward Daugherty in Atlanta, Georgia before starting his own garden and landscape design firm in Easley, SC. Dabney has become locally reknowned for his ability to adapt historically accepted design principles to fit the contemporary lifestyles of his clients, and he has enjoyed teaching about garden design at Furman University for over 20 years.
    
October 19, 2015
DEEP ROOTED WISDOM
Jenks Farmer is a garden designer and plantsman whose work includes for a number of public gardens in South Carolina—The Riverbanks Zoo Garden, Moore Farms and the Columbia Historic District Gardens. His latest book, Deep Rooted Wisdom, was released to much critical acclaim.

Jenks Farmer, Plantsman
Jenks FarmerAugustus Jenkins Farmer III is a renaissance plantsman. He fell in love with the natural world while growing up in a family of artists, musicians, and farmers. Jenks went on to get a more formal education in plant sciences at Clemson University and then botanical garden design at the University of Washington.

He is the former director of Riverbanks Botanical Garden and founding horticulturist of Moore Farms Garden. His designs for homes, museums, and businesses have received recognition and awards and have delighted hundreds of thousands of visitors with the joyful, easy exuberance of hand-crafted gardens.

An engaging storyteller and teacher, Jenks has a real talent for getting people of all ages and from all walks of life to go outside and get their hands dirty. He’s also presented lectures for groups as varied as the North Carolina State Agricultural faculty, the Smithsonian, Wave Hill, Master Gardener clubs, and, of course, his grandmother’s Allendale Ladies Afternoon Reading Club.

His writing has been published in scientific journals and popular magazines like Organic Gardening and Horticulture. He is the author of the quarterly publication Gardening with Crinum Lilies and Deep Rooted Wisdom: Lessons Learned from Generations of Gardeners, published by Timber Press in 2014.

www.jenksfarmer.com 
November 16, 2015
THE TRUTH ABOUT GARDEN REMEDIES
Jeff Gillman, PhD, is Director of UNCC Botanical Gardens. His recent books include Decoding Gardening Advice, The Truth about Garden Remedies and The Truth about Organic Gardening.
     
December 7, 2015
HOLIDAY PROGRAM WITH LIVE AUCTION
      
January 25, 2016
GARDENING TOOL TALK AND TIMELY ADVICE
Pat Linton is the owner of Living Color. She designs and maintains many of Charlotte’s finest gardens. She maintains and enhances the gardens for Mint Museum Randolph.
   
February 15, 2016
HORTICULTURE IN THE PARKS AND GREENWAYS
Tim Turton is the Horticultural Team Manager for the Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department. 
  
March 21, 2016
FOODSCAPING: PAIRING VEGETABLES WITH TRADITIONAL ORNAMENTAL GARDENS
Brie Arthur is a propagator and horticulturist. She is a regular on the PBS TV garden show “Growing A Greener World.”
   
April 18, 2016
NATURAL HEALING FROM THE GARDEN: PLANTS AS MEDICINE
Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist and Terry Graedon, PhD is a medical anthropologist. Together they write The People’s Pharmacy newspaper columns and books. They host The People’s Pharmacy on public radio.
    
                
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