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An evening with author and plantsman Augustus Jenkins Farmer

On Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m., The Heritage Garden Club and Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners will co-sponsor “Deep Rooted Wisdom,” an evening with author and plantsman Augustus Jenkins Farmer at the Gee Price Center, Fuqua School, 605 Fuqua Drive, Farmville.

Farmer, better known as Jenks Farmer, Plantsman, is an award-winning garden designer and author from South Carolina. His botanical expertise and artistic talent have led to his designing multiple projects, from Riverbanks Botanical Garden in Columbia, South Carolina, to gardens for numerous homes, museums and businesses. His first book “Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners,” (2014) was critically acclaimed and was a must-read according to Garden & Gun Magazine. Farmer has just published his second book, “Funky Little Flower Farm” (2019).

In addition, Farmer’s work and advice have been featured in a host of publications such as Southern Living, The Times-Picayune and Botanic Garden Conservation International.

The evening will begin with a book signing and refreshments. During that hour, Farmer will have some specialty plants and copies of both books available for sale and signing.

At 7 p.m. Farmer will present a collection of soulful, artful and joyful gardening stories. Admission to the event is free for the public.

For more information email Pam Wilson at Pamwilson508@gmail. com.