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Garden Week 2012: James Farmer Lecture, Luncheon, and Book Signing



James Farmer‘s Georgia upbringing has steeped him in a bath of all things Southern, a culture heavily influenced by gardening and the land. Hailing from the peach-laden fields and muddy rivers of Middle Georgia, James Farmer brings a unique blend of passion to cooking, gardening, design and architecture.

James was raised “organic” where “farm to table” was a lifestyle before they became popular notions. Growing up, he was taught how to pull things from the family farm and garden to provide much of the food, décor, and flavor in his home. Through the years, James has revitalized old recipes to make them relevant and healthier for contemporary tastes and entertaining.

After forming his landscape design company in 2005, James was asked to consult on an historic Macon, Georgia garden that needed restoration and updating. News spread quickly about James’ work in this important garden, and it was soon featured in The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Southern Living Magazine, Traditional Home and ultimately in the book, “Private Gardens of Georgia.”

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – 11 a.m.  Speaker James Farmer.
James Farmer’s greatest aspiration is to combine his farm education and academic education with his love for cooking and entertaining.
Member: $65.00
Non-member: $70.00

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