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Society Press Author Featured at Garden Expo


A collage of imagery related to the Wisconsin Historical Society Press presence at Garden Expo 2013 in Madison February 8-10

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press will help gardeners enrich their plantings, and their knowledge of Wisconsin history and culture, at the 2013 Garden Expo this weekend at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. A Society Press booth in the Garden Expo Exhibit Hall will showcase history-based books on gardening, cooking and general interest on Friday, February 8, from 3–9 pm; Saturday, February 9, from 9 am–6 pm; and Sunday, February 10, from 10 am–4 pm.

Author to Talk Heirloom Gardens

Historical gardener Marcia Carmichael, author of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press book 'Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin's Early Settlers,' will present a special Garden Expo session, "Heirloom Plants and Herbs for Your Garden" at 12:45 pm Sunday, February 10, in the Mendota 6-7 room. Based upon her experiences as the head gardener at Old World Wisconsin, Carmichael will reveal how plants our ancestors grew tell stories about their way of life and how we can enjoy those plants and herbs in gardens today. "Putting Down Roots" will be available for sale — along with dozens of other Society Press titles — at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press booth in the Garden Expo Exhibit Hall (Booth Number 820-821).

Other Green Books Featured at the Garden Expo

Among the other garden-related Society Press titles showcased at the Garden Expo will be:


General interest titles on display will include: 'Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin's Historic Bars and Breweries,' 'Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition,' 'Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright's Home of Love and Loss,' and 'This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home.'

Learn more about the 2013 Garden Expo at the official Garden Expo website.

:: Posted February 4, 2013

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