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Society Press Author Featured at Garden Expo


Rural historian and author Jerry Apps at work in his garden (photo courtesy of Steve Apps)

Celebrated rural historian and Wisconsin Historical Society Press author is one of the headlining speakers at the Garden Expo at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison February 7 through February 9. Apps will share "Garden Wisdom: Lessons Learned from 60 Year of Gardening" in a special seminar at 2:15 pm Saturday, based upon his Wisconsin Historical Society Press book of the same name. On Sunday, at 10:15 am, Apps will draw again from "Garden Wisdom" to detail how to "Plan, Plant and Harvest a Three Sisters Garden."

Drop by the Society Press Booth

Rural historian Jerry Apps
Rural historian Jerry Apps
Apps will be available to sign copies of many of his books, including his most recent Wisconsin Historical Society Press books, 'The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters,' 'Limping through Life: A Farm Boy's Polio Memoir' and 'Garden Wisdom: Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Gardening,' at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press booth in the Garden Expo Exhibit Hall (booth number 920-921). The booth will be open throughout the Garden Expo Friday, February 7, from 3 to 9 pm, Saturday, February 8, from 9 am to 6 pm and Sunday, February 9, from 10 am to 4 pm. In-booth signing times are from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 pm Sunday.

Other Green Books at the Garden Expo

The Society Press will also showcase and sell these and dozens of its other history-based books on gardening, agriculture, cooking, and general interest. Among the other garden-related Society Press titles showcased at the Garden Expo will be:


General interest titles on display will include: 'One Room Schools: Stories from the Days of 1 Room, 1 Teacher, 8 Grades,' 'Wisconsin Lighthouses: A Photographic and Historical Guide,' 'Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycle State,' 'My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting,' 'Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal' by Patty Loew and many more.

Find out more about attending the 2014 Garden Expo at the official Garden Expo website.

:: Posted February 6, 2014

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