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Saturday morning from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Jane Bauld

Saturday morning from 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Pam Penick
Judy Barrett

Saturday afternoon 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cheryl Beesley

Sunday morning 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Pam Penick
Jenny Peterson

Sunday afternoon 1:30 pm -5:00 pm
Lucinda Hutson
Trisha Shirey
Judy Barrett

Judy Barrett - homegrowntexas@yahoo.com
Judy Barrett is an author, speaker, and blogger. She is the editor and publisher of the organic gardening magazine, Homegrown, which is published monthly on her website, HomegrownTexas.com. She is a frequent speaker at gardening events and conferences. Judy has written several books: What Makes Heirloom Plants So Great: Recipes From and For the Garden; Easy Edibles: How to Grown and Enjoy Fresh Food; Yes, You Can Grow Roses; Tomatillos: A Gardener’s Dream, A Cook’s Delight; How to Become an Organic Gardener in 7 Easy Steps; and What Can I Do With My Herbs?

Cheryl Beesley - cbeesley@adelantelandscape.com
Cheryl Beesley is a landscape designer and author who owns Adelante Landscape in Austin. Her company specializes in edible landscape and holistic site design. She has written an informative book entitled Landscaping with Edible Plants in Texas Design and Cultivation.

Lucinda Hutson -www.lucindahutson.com/
Lucinda Huston is a cookbook author, enthusiastic gardener, and tequila aficionada. She has contributed articles to several publications - and speaks to groups nationally and internationally. She has written three books: Viva Tequila! Cocktails, Cooking and Other Agave Adventures; The Herb Garden Cookbook; Favorite Recipes from the Herb Garden Cookbook.

Pam Penick
Pam Penick is the author of Water Saving Garden and Lawn Gone and a contributor to such magazines as Garden Design, Organic Life, and Wildflower. On her award-winning blog, Digging, she writes about lawn alternatives, drought-tolerant gardens, cool plants, and "all the gardening goodness I can dig up." As a former garden designer and a DIY'er in her own garden, she enjoys sharing design ideas and how-to projects on her blog. Visit her website at penick.net. You can also follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

Jenny Peterson - j_peterson63@yahoo.com
Jenny Peterson is a landscape designer, speaker, writer and author. She has written many magazine articles and enjoys writing on the topics of urban farming, xeriscaping, indoor gardening, mindfulness, and healthy living. Jenny has written the books Indoor Plant Decor: the Design Stylebook for Houseplants and the book The Cancer Survivor's Garden Companion.

Trisha Shirey - tshirey@lakeaustin.com
Trisha Shirey is the Director of Flora and Fauna at Lake Austin Spa Resort. She has developed two cookbooks for the resort and teaches cooking classes as well. She is the author of Guide to Gardening in the Southwest and is a regular feature guest on the popular television show Central Texas Gardener on KLRU. She loves to speak to garden groups.

Jane Scoggins Bauld - Jane Bauld is an author, teacher, child advocate, and conference presenter. Jane resides in Austin and has penned many books and stories for children including Feathered Friends of Texas: A Bird Watching Guide for Children; Texas In Bloom: A Wildflower Guide for Children; and Hector Visits His Country Cousins.

The Story of Mother Tree -The remarkable true story of a gift. During Isamu Taniguchi's lifetime, the Emperor of Japan awarded him the Medal of Peace even though Mr. Taniguchi lived in Austin, Texas. It was there he created his beautiful garden as a gift to people everywhere. He personally told the story of Mother Tree to author Jane Scoggins Bauld, and she shares it in this delightful book.

The Journey Of The The Third Seed - During a typhoon 1000 years ago, a bag of lotus seeds being transported by a Japanese farmer sinks to the bottom of the sea.  A modern-day peat farmer finds three rocks that look like seeds so he chips away at one of them to reveal a seed. He takes the other two to the emperor, who sprouts the second seed. The Emperor gives the third seed to Isamu Taniguchi, who brings it to America. Today, the lotus flowers from this seed are on view at the Taniguchi Japanese Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden.