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Our Speakers at this upcoming Herb Day September 19th!
Ralph Null, a Mississippi native, has exhibited floral creations in the White House, at presidential inaugurals, in the windows of Saks and Macy’s and in Neiman Marcus catalogues. He is an internationally recognized leader in floral art and floriculture and has exhibited in London, Oslo, Cape Town, Sydney and Tokyo, and throughout the United States.
Emily Frith will be demonstrating her herbal culinary skills as she demonstrates some of the dishes in the menu she has planned for our lunch. Emily and Jim Frith were the owners of the Corner Market for 16 Years. After that era ended, they stayed in the kitchen, started a thriving catering business, and bought the Catering Company in 2007. In 2011, that business evolved into the Corner Market Catering Company as we know and love today. Emily has provided food for a multitude of parties in Tennessee – all with rave reviews.
Todd Breyer will inspire us with ideas suggesting different vignettes in the garden and how they can provide a beautiful backdrop for any size outdoor party. Todd began his career as a landscape architect in San Francisco after a period of study in Tuscany, Italy, and has since received numberous awards for his work and has appeards both in magazines and on television. He is the chairman of Cheekwood Botanical Gardens’ Plant Collections Committee and the District 4 Commissioner and immediate past chairman of the Metro Beautification and Environment Commission.
We will of course, have a charming collection of vendors selling products and art objects that will make delightful gifts, whether they are given to others or kept for yourself! Many will make wonderful hostess gifts, and others will make incredible party favors. There will be potters, jewelry makers, botanical artists, and many other vendors with a variety of exciting products! Ralph Null will be selling his secret ingredient that makes his floral arrangements last much longer than one would expect.
Music is another key ingredient to a successful party. The Boomerangs, a popular local band that plays the incredibly danceable songs from the 60s and 70s will provide entertainment for us throughout the day. Many of us are Baby Boomers (or at least know the BBs) and have raised our children on this style of music. Perhaps some guests will spontaneously demonstrate a few steps for us.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
Additional time info:
Check In 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Educational Program 9:00 – 3:00 p.m.