Friday, September 14, 2012

'Organic Gardening is My Life' - Seminar Wed. 9/19

Next week the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences is hosting a speaker that I think would be of interest to students, faculty and staff in Horticulture:
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
4:00 p.m. - Heep Center - Room 103; Refreshments - 3:45 p.m.
John L. Dromgoole
Owner - The Natural Gardener; Austin, TX
“Organic Gardening is My Life”

John Dromgoole is the owner of The Natural Gardener, Austin’s organic garden center, and Lady Bug Natural Brand, His award-winning nursery is a three-time winner of Today’s Garden Center’s “Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers,” eleven-time winner of Austin Chronicle’s “Best of Austin,” and has been featured in many national gardening magazines. In 2008, The Natural Gardener was honored with the national award of “Innovative Garden Center of the Year” by Garden Center Magazine.

For 29 years, John has hosted America’s longest continuously running organic gardening radio talk show on 590 KLBJ. On television, John once hosted the first national organic gardening series on PBS, “The New Garden.” Currently he appears on “Central Texas Gardener” (over 13 years) and the “Weekend Gardener” (20 years). He has won state, local, and regional awards for his work in promoting organic gardening and farming, including “Texas Legendary Promoter of Organics.”
John’s main focus is to bring new and old gardeners on board with the organic technique, teaching them how easy, beneficial and beautiful it is to be an organic gardener.

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