The White Hart Speaker Series: Margaret Roach

Event date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The White Hart Inn
15 Under Mountain Road
Salisbury, CT 06068

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Margaret Roach by Erica BergerA Way to Garden: A Hands-On Primer for Every Season

Gardeners’ laments heard each fall like “the season’s almost over” don’t sit well with Margaret Roach, who has worked to make her Hudson Valley-Berkshires place a 365-day visual treat. It has been open for Garden Conservancy Open Days for 20-plus years. In this all-new version of her award-winning book, Margaret presents practical advice as well as an exploration of the underlying connections between the yearly cycles of gardening and the stages of life.

Margaret Roach, after 15 years at Martha Stewart Living and a decade each at Newsday and The New York Times, now writes the nationally acclaimed blog A Way to Garden (dot com) and is author of the 2011 corporate-dropout memoir, And I Shall Have Some Peace There, about walking away from “success” for a quieter life lived closer to nature.  Her book The Backyard Parables blends garden memoir and how-to advice. Margaret was awarded the highest honor of the nation’s oldest horticultural society, Mass Hort, in 2018, for her contributions to horticulture.

 “As a passionate, hopeful and often self-delusional gardener (the only kind of gardener there is!).  Margaret Roach writes with intelligence, compassion, and most of all—sanity. Her work is a blessing.”- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love

The White Hart Inn is a fully wheelchair accessible space with on-site van accessible parking.  Microphones and speakers will be used at this event. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us:
The Backyard Parables: Lessons on Gardening, and Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455501984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 15th, 2013

And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road Cover Image
ISBN: 9780446556101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 2nd, 2012