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Week Two: Brown Bag Lecture

"A Wilder Garden: The Natural World of Laura Ingalls Wilder”
Speaker/Guide: Marta McDowell
Garden Author, Instructor, Historian
Location: Smith Wilkes Hall

Join "BTG Perennial' author Marta McDowell presenting her newest book “A Wilder Garden: The Natural World of Laura Ingalls Wilder”. Marta will share lessons of the world of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie books. Discover the world of prairie, forest, farm, garden, and natural history of this beloved American children’s author.

Marta McDowell teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden where she has been twice awarded "Instructor of the Year." She consults for private clients and public gardens. Her garden writing has appeared in popular publications such as Woman’s Day, Country Gardening and The New York Times.  Her first book Emily Dickenson’s Garden came out in 2005. Marta won a 2014 Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association for her book Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life. Her 2015 book on the history of American gardening as seen through the White House grounds is called All the Presidents’ Gardens, which was on the New York Times bestsellers list.

BTG's weekly Tuesday 12:15pm lecture platform features national experts presenting a range of topics concerning the natural world: wildlife, gardening, and the environment. Bring you lunch to Smith Wilkes Hall - lemon water provided. This signature lecture, usually with a slide show followed by Q&A, lasts approximately an hour. Engage with nature!

Earlier Event: July 3
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Later Event: July 3
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