SLGC Visit to Brie’s Garden! November 2020

Brie Arthur has created an amazing landscape at her home that is a mix of edible and ornamental plants.  Google her and check it out!

Travel time from the Chapel to 7624 Troy Stone Dr in Fuquay Varina 27526 is 1 hr 10 min via 15/501 to US1… figure 1 hr 30 min maximum.  Depart Seven Lakes at 9:15 am.

Brie will conduct our garden tour, but leave lots of time to discover on our own after the potting workshop.

Bring our lunch & drinks — tables set up in a large out-building for lunch.

Thirty minutes workshop to create a “Winter Interest Grain Pot”  Brie will provide all materials for the $20 fee.   SLGC has 20 Three Gallon pots—first come first served.  If you want a pot, say so when you sign up.

Brie will present a brief talk about grains & their importance, types of seeds she will be providing to us, what type of soil we are using. FYI, you can also purchase her book for $20.

Want to see the garden and just watch the potting?  No problem, potting not required.

We will arrive:  Tour the Garden,  Eat Lunch, Build our Pots, and then have time to wander the garden on our own!

This will be a real treat!

Brie Arthur is widely recognized as a charismatic young leader who are helping shape the future of the green industry and home gardening. Brie is an acclaimed bestselling author and speaker.

Gardening with Grains is her latest passion project.  Grains – those ancient and beautiful grasses that practically gave us civilization. Grains can be planted as ornamental-edible additions to residential and commercial landscapes. Not just as field crops anymore but offering a way for us to come closer to these vital food sources, grown on a small scale and without the chemical interventions that are part of conventional farming practices. Brie’s core belief is that all things horticultural are the way to create a healthier future for the world.

Brie studied Landscape Design and Horticulture at Purdue University and has worked as a propagator and grower at leading nurseries such as Plant Delights. As a green industry communicator, Brie works with garden clubs, extension services, universities, landscape contractors and state trade organizations. As an ambassador for Soil3 organic compost she shares monthly gardening advice and fields questions from homeowners around the southeast US.

In 2020 Brie has the distinction of serving as President of the International Plant Propagators Society, Southern Region. She also sits on the board of the North Carolina Botanical Garden Foundation.