3/17/2022 4:38 pm
Vincent Simeone - "Grow More with Less: Sustainable Garden Methods"
April 18, 2022
McElreath Hall, Atlanta History Center
Vincent Simeone will speak about his book "Grow More with Less". The book provides strategic timelines for both short-term and long-term gardening techniques, and lets you put your best foot forward in creating an efficient, sustainable home landscape. From composting and mulching to planting trees, author Vincent Simeone covers all the eco-friendly essentials in one straightforward handbook. Simeone makes the what, how, and why of sustainable gardening unmistakably clear: why we should plant for the long-term, how to make the best plant selections possible, how to manage invasive species, how to make the most of your lawn (regardless of its size), the importance of IPM (integrated pest management) in fighting insects and pests, how to conserve water with proper irrigation, installing rain barrels and cisterns, and more. Even when the solution is to do nothing—for instance, leaving some parts of a lawn un-mowed in order to save time and money while attracting local wildlife—Grow More with Less enables you to confidently make the call. With effective, time-proven recommendations like these, field-tested in a large botanical garden and adapted for home use by Vincent Simeone, Grow More with Less is your complete step-by-step personal roadmap for green gardening.
Vincent has worked in the horticultural field for over 27 years. He received an AAS degree in ornamental horticulture from SUNY Farmingdale and a BS in ornamental horticulture from the University of Georgia. Vincent studied under well-known professors Dr. Michael Dirr and Dr. Allan Armitage. Vincent is an experienced lecturer, instructor and horticultural consultant. He has spoken to many groups nation wide and has appeared on several garden shows including Martha Stewart Living and HGTV. Over the last fifteen years, Vincent has assisted Allan Armitage with garden tours around the globe. For the past 25 years Vincent has worked in public horticulture at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in New York where he is the Director. His website contains a great deal of helpful information to gardeners on varied topics including "Dogscaping" and "Alternatives to Invasives".