Joe Lamp’l’s speaking engagement in Augusta early next month is a rare opportunity for members of the gardening community to hear from a nationally renowned gardening expert.
Lamp’l, known as host of DIY Network’s Fresh From the Garden and GardenSmart on PBS, is also host and executive producer of the award-winning national public television series Growing a Greener World.
“Joe Lamp’l’s appearance here is an opportunity supported by Augusta resident Nola Falcone,” said Augusta master gardener and garden blogger Mary Louise Hagler. “She generously supports Sacred Heart Cultural Center, encouraging nationally recognized speakers to Augusta.
“This is an early kickoff to the Garden Festival in April, with proceeds benefiting Sacred Heart.”
Lamp’l will speak at the Augusta Country Club 10 a.m. Feb. 2. Tickets cost $35, with all proceeds benefiting Sacred Heart Cultural Center.
When asked about speakers for the Nola Falcone Speaking Series, Hagler immediately thought of Lamp’l.
“He lives in the South, has a mission of sustainability and is extremely personable,” said Hagler.
Lamp’l combines his television experience, gardening expertise and environmental stewardship to promote a passion for an eco-friendly lifestyle, according to an event announcement.
Growing a Greener World focuses on the stories of people, places and organizations that are doing good things for the planet, with an emphasis on gardening.
In 2011, The American Horticultural Society selected Lamp’l as the recipient of the society’s B.Y. Morrison Communication Award, which recognizes effective and inspirational communication that advances public interest and participation in horticulture.
For tickets or more information on the Nola Falcone Speaker Series and Lamp’l’s appearance in Augusta, call (706) 826-4700 or visit sacredheartaugusta.org.